Originally Posted by sutton8
I switched out one of the Antiference cables you mentioned above for the supplied. Nice of them to put a premium certified in the box. I also switched out the main cable from receiver to TV, it’s 2M and premium certified.
If I set auto resolution to Enabled then I get audio but no picture on 1080p material. 4K works as expected.
If I set auto resolution to Disabled then I get picture and audio on all sources. But I get frame skips and audio dropouts on everything.
So I moved forward a bit but the only way to get satisfactory picture and audio is to set colour depth to 8 bit. Everything works to spec then.
Very weird and now a bit time consuming. It’s only a backup player but would be nice to get the full colour depth. I have no issues with the Cambridge Audio and Zappiti players connected to the same receiver.
I moved the Dune to the CD input on the receiver., Denon suggest using the nearest to the HDMI out. Clock works better apparently.
Just checked, and my receiver is the same WA model as yours (wasn't sure if it was just the W) so we have exactly the same kit bar the TV.
I also have my Realbox connected to the DVD input, so actually the second furthest from the output.
However, after a bit more testing I have to reappraise my view of the included HDMI cable.
I set my box back to fully auto as far as video goes, so:
Max Video Mode: Auto(EDID)
Auto Framerate: ALL
Auti Resolution: Enabled
3D Support: No
(don't use 3D)
And in additional settings
Max HDMI Color depth: Auto(EDID)
Preferred HDMI Color Depth: Maximum
SDR/HDR Conversion: Auto
Chroma...4Kp50/60 8-bit: 4:2:0
Chroma...4Kp50/60 12-bit: 4:2:0
Chroma...4Kp24..30 12-bit: 4:2:2
Chroma...Non-4K 12-bit: 4:2:2
Analog A?V Out: Disabled
GUI: 4K59 10-bit 4:2:0
4K59 material: 4K59 10-bit 4:2:0
4K23 material: 4K23 10-bit 4:4:4
2K23 material: 2K23 10-bit 4:4:4
The only cable I've tried that gives reliable playback in all modes, so no video or audio drops is a 1M Premium Certified Antiference one.
As I said yesterday, it really surprised me that a (brand new) Premium Certified SlimHDMI caused audio dropouts.
I thought the included one was fine, but on more testing today, this cable gives worse dropouts at 4K23 and 4K59 than the SlimHDMI one - audio and video.
So I think I just dropped lucky when I picked the Antiference cable when I initially connected the box.
The 10-bit problems I had with the Vertex were perhaps a clue to issues to come...
Like you, no such issues with other boxes.
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