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04-11-2015, 10:16 AM
Post: #76
RE: Firmware Update News
No... upgrade works fine with my Kodi 14.2 and will for SPMC 14.2

Some focus on problems and faults others on solutions and success... no question who is the happy one.

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04-12-2015, 05:29 PM (This post was last modified: 04-12-2015 05:43 PM by schumaku.)
Post: #77
RE: Firmware Update News
(04-10-2015 07:43 AM)tosh123 Wrote:  Does this mean, we need a new KODI/SPMC with the options DTS-HD and so, otherwise it will work only in the internal Player?

Yes - the controls to enable DTS-HD Master and Dolby TrueHD are missing on both KODI and SPMC. Why ever, SPMC 14.2 (from the Google Play Beta channel or direct download) does bring DTS-HD Master to the HDMI bitstream so it can be decoded.
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10-03-2015, 11:48 AM
Post: #78
RE: Firmware Update News
Had some feedback on the Firmware development from Openhour.

Rockchip released new Firmware that addresses both 23,976 and HD audio passthrough issues.
I got hold of a FW img and a Rockchip Kodi 15.2 APK and my testing started very well for 23,976 and HD audio passthrough, but after 15 minutes the TrueHD started flapping to PCM and back 2 times a second and My AVR shutdown the audio on that HDMI port and said ANALOG. after 2 reboots problem replicated each time.

So I don't think Openhour will release this and will ask Rockchip to fix it after the holidays.

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10-03-2015, 07:15 PM (This post was last modified: 10-03-2015 07:16 PM by skarbd.)
Post: #79
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You do have to ask yourself, if Rockchip actually know what they are doing, since they do seem to be unable to deliver the necessary functionality, consistently. It's like they have never talked to an AVR before, in previous chipsets.

If you take the Gecko however, it just seems pretty solid in all key areas from initial commentary.
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10-03-2015, 07:22 PM
Post: #80
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Gecko is indeed pretty solid.
I don't think Rockchip FW development was really thinking about media players, they were thinking Android Tablets, netbooks and stuff like that.

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10-04-2015, 04:24 PM
Post: #81
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Yep 23.976 patch with its other fixes looks to be pretty stable the passthrough of HD audio still requires for fixes from Rockchip which OpenHour have recognised and feedback to Rockchip for fixes prior to moving into QA/QC on that patch. The video one however seems pretty stable..

OHC > HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using standard Kodi(MC) 15.2 no hware/acc OK
Downmix stereo 1.0.40/RK Kodi(RKlib) 15.2 infrequent audio gaps hware/acc OK

No DTS downmix available for inbuilt eMC player

Gecko> HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using Gecko Kodi 15.0 OK
Downmix using inbuilt MediaCentre OK

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10-06-2015, 01:48 PM (This post was last modified: 10-06-2015 04:23 PM by Willem55.)
Post: #82
RE: Firmware Update News
(10-03-2015 11:48 AM)Willem55 Wrote:  Had some feedback on the Firmware development from Openhour.

Rockchip released new Firmware that addresses both 23,976 and HD audio passthrough issues.
I got hold of a FW img and a Rockchip Kodi 15.2 APK and my testing started very well for 23,976 and HD audio passthrough, but after 15 minutes the TrueHD started flapping to PCM and back 2 times a second and My AVR shutdown the audio on that HDMI port and said ANALOG. after 2 reboots problem replicated each time.

So I don't think Openhour will release this and will ask Rockchip to fix it after the holidays.

Update... it was my Onkyo HDMI board going on the blink.. found out it is a known hardware fault with a extended warranty to 2018... Onkyo is going to the repairshop so my old Onkyo TX-507 went from my study back to the living room.

DTS and DTS-MA start out fine in passthrough but after 20 minutes also goes silent.
Dolby sound Ok for the first minute and then sounds garbled.. downmix works OK for all audio types.

So it's functional if you default all to downmix and only select pass through if you see DTS and then pray it stays.

I respect the fact that Openhour kicks the FW back to Rockchip for a fix on the Dolby sound garble and DTS stability and not release this now.

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10 NTFS 2TB USB drives on 3 hubs attached to a A400, 2 Seagate blackarmour NAS 3TB, 2 Seagate Central NAS 4TB.
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