Originally Posted by escu
New member and owner of a brand new C8. As my first OLED the image quality is amazing.
Welcome and congrats! It's a brilliant TV.
Currently I am having one issue with my setup:
I have a Samsung K8500 Blu Ray Player connected with one HDMI output to the TV and the second to the receiver (Denon X6200), as I dont want to pass video through the receiver.
As others have said - you should. And you're going to have to anyway. I have the same player. See below.
The problem is that I only get stereo to the receiver and not the uncompressed HD bitstream (TrueHD, DTSMA, etc). This worked beautifully with my previous TV (Samsung KS9000). Somehow having the LG connected to the Blu Ray player, forces the seconday output of the player to output stereo.
Passing both video and sound to the AVR with one HDMI link works ok, but I dont prefer this way as I dont trust my AVR with not touching the video stream
Well, it doesn't touch it if you turn the "i/p scaler" off, other than physically unpacking it and re-packing it to send out to the HDMI output socket.
This is actually a FAQ on the K8500 thread. It's because of the EDID that the LG TV is sending out, telling the player what audio formats it is capable of playing. The internal wiring of the dual HDMI output sockets on the K8500 is more akin to a HDMI splitter, they are not two independent HDMI outputs.
. The upshot of this is that the K8500 drops down to the lowest common audio format that the "devices at the other end" (both TV and
AVR) reply with.
This is not a problem with your previous TV; it's down to the peculiar combination of TWO non-standard things.
- LG's weird EDID on its HDMI sockets. Other TVs don't have this EDID and work fine, as you say, and
- Samsung being cheap and implementing it's "dual output" mode in a strange way.
The fix is very simple, and free - send both video and audio through the Denon AVR. Turn off "i/p scaler" on the Denon. If you're paranoid, turn off "Video conversion" too but then you'll lose your onscreen menus. Leaving it on does not interfere or process the picture passing through it in any way.
Originally Posted by rdgrimes
There *should* be a setting in the player for this situation, which would eliminate audio on the #1
output when #2
output is active.
Not possible, because there isn't a separate #1
output! It's effectively internally wired as a single output, with a "HDMI splitter" inside the box.