05.30.03 may have fixed Yamaha ARC dropout issues
So, 05.30.03 is looking very promising so far. I had constant audio dropout issues in Netflix, Vudu, Amazon, etc, when outputting ARC or Toslink to my Yamaha A760. The B6 was the only device that did this.
The issue seemed to manifest most often when the audio content was most dense, which implies that there was a bug in the downmixing the B6 does on DD+ content (sadly, it still only outputs in DD 5.1) that maybe needed to be optimized. Good test content are the closing credits for MST3K's new season as well as most 4k VUDU content since that's an Atmos mix (the opening sequence in Lucy, with its massive bass content, always triggered dropouts).
Been about 10 minutes so far and no dropouts. Will keep monitoring, but things are looking good for those of us with Yamaha receivers.
EDIT: May have spoke too soon; the Amazon app still has issues, but it's possible this is an Amazon thing with how their app wants to do HDCP handshakes. That Vudu and Netflix seem flawless now leads me to believe that this issue may have been the content providers and how they interacted with the audio chip on the B6. Amazon's app tends to be general rubbish most of the time anyway (I suspect this is on purpose so people are driven to the Amazon Fire TV), so I'm not surprised there. Disappointing, though, given I'm a huge Top Gear / Grand Tour fan and that's only on Amazon.
Last edited by variableresults; 09-12-2017 at 03:23 PM.