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#163449 - 2012-03-26 19:10 Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV
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JohnSWimer Offline
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Strange behavior with the latest Apple TV. I removed a functioning Gen 2 unit to replace with the latest 1080p unit. HDMI out to HD621, then multichannel digital out of the HD621 to my G68. No monitor hooked up presently as I am replacing it. Playing some music from iTunes as a test and my system flashes in and out of sync - no audio.

Anyone else having challenging experiences, similar problem and found a solution?



1: 808.5 Anniversary, 504, Oppo BDP-103, Apple TV, HD621, 861v8, 7200SEU l/r/c, 33 sides, 5200 rear, Sim2 Lumis & Schneider lens, Stewart Filmsreen, SR20 fuses where they count
2: Theta Compli Blu, Apple TV, HDMax421, G68ADV, G55, B&W Sig 8NT l/r/c, 8180 rear & Runco Plasma
3: G91A, 3100, Sony PS-FL5 turntable
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#163457 - 2012-03-27 01:23 Re: Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV [Re: JohnSWimer]
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Am I right in thinking you have nothing terminating your HDMI chain at all? My guess would be the new AppleTV doesn't like having an incomplete EDID table from the HD621 (which only substitutes in it's own Audio capabilities to the table it gets from the display/scaler you then connect it to IIRC).
Try hooking up any HDMI monitor you have access to, cycling the power on the HD621 to get it to read the EDID from the monitor and see if that helps.


Mark
G68, baby Genelecs, Humax Foxsat, Oppo+Vanity93, Toshiba HD-A35, Pioneer CLD-925 + Meridian 519, various other random bits and bobs
Got a black G08.2 you want to sell?
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#163458 - 2012-03-27 01:27 Re: Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV [Re: Mudge]
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I thought that one of the features of the HD621 is that it can run as a sink in its own right which basically means that it can run without any devices present to allow audio to be played without any display device.


Meridian owner since 1992
DSP5000 96/24, MC200, Prime & PSU, Focal Elear, Explorer 1 & 2, F80, 200/203 and various Sonos.
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#163459 - 2012-03-27 01:59 Re: Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV [Re: Ian]
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Yes, it can. But in this case it appears that the handshaking between the HD621 and the source is breaking down


Main system - Sources (Kodi-HTPC, Vero 4k, FireTV, Sat) into Trinnov Altitude 32 (8-16) (+Roon), Trinnov Amplitude 8 amp & Vivid Audio (Giya G3, V1.5) and REL Stentor III speakers. Others: F80 + Raspberry Pi and other Pi systems.
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#163461 - 2012-03-27 03:13 Re: Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV [Re: Ian]
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Originally Posted By: Ian
I thought that one of the features of the HD621 is that it can run as a sink in its own right which basically means that it can run without any devices present to allow audio to be played without any display device.

Isn't that after it's been connected to a display, acquired the relevant EDID settings which it then buffers?


Mark
G68, baby Genelecs, Humax Foxsat, Oppo+Vanity93, Toshiba HD-A35, Pioneer CLD-925 + Meridian 519, various other random bits and bobs
Got a black G08.2 you want to sell?
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#163479 - 2012-03-27 10:44 Re: Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV [Re: Mudge]
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I bought 2 new Apple TV3's (1080p capable). I installed one in my primary music listening room with a 861v6 and HD621 (plus a HDTV). It negotiated the HDMI handshake fine and played back 5.1 DD video and 2 channel audio just fine.


Primary: 818v3+ID41, DSP8000SE, M SpeakerLink cabling, Sonos+96kHz Cullen, M Prime Headphone Amp, Senn HD700
HT: 861v8+ID41, HD621, DSP3300, DSP M6x4, DSW, STP Cat6 cabling,
Vac. Home: 861v4+ID40, HD621, 4xDSP3100, DSP3100HC
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#163480 - 2012-03-27 10:46 Re: Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV [Re: MJT5282]
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Problem solved. Somehow I damaged the HDMI cable, although not visible to the unaided eye. New cable and all is well.


1: 808.5 Anniversary, 504, Oppo BDP-103, Apple TV, HD621, 861v8, 7200SEU l/r/c, 33 sides, 5200 rear, Sim2 Lumis & Schneider lens, Stewart Filmsreen, SR20 fuses where they count
2: Theta Compli Blu, Apple TV, HDMax421, G68ADV, G55, B&W Sig 8NT l/r/c, 8180 rear & Runco Plasma
3: G91A, 3100, Sony PS-FL5 turntable
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#163482 - 2012-03-27 10:57 Re: Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV [Re: MJT5282]
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Mike, does the new Apple TV handle mutli-channel hi-resolution audio (5.1 24bit / 96 khz) through HDMI?

thanks


Jerome
Music: MC200 -> MS600 -> G68D -> DSP8.2k + DSP5200HC front / DSP33 Rears
Movies: NAS -> Oppo BDP-93 -> HD621 -> G68D -> DSP8.2k + DSP5200HC front / DSP33 Rears
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#163492 - 2012-03-27 12:47 Re: Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV [Re: Cliff.]
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Originally Posted By: Cliff.
Yes, it can. But in this case it appears that the handshaking between the HD621 and the source is breaking down
Or may simply be a cable fault wink Glad it's all sorted.

So HD621 works when no display connected unless someone tells me otherwise?


Meridian owner since 1992
DSP5000 96/24, MC200, Prime & PSU, Focal Elear, Explorer 1 & 2, F80, 200/203 and various Sonos.
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#163507 - 2012-03-27 13:37 Re: Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV [Re: Jeje]
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Originally Posted By: Jeje
Mike, does the new Apple TV handle mutli-channel hi-resolution audio (5.1 24bit / 96 khz) through HDMI?

thanks


Jerome,

I am running the stock firmware and the Apple TV will only stream from iTunes using Home Sharing on the LAN (iTunes I guess) or rent TV/Films from the iTunes store. There are a few apps, too. AFAIK, the streamed audio is limited to standard 5.1 DD.

I just tested a HD film streamed from Netflix listed as 5.1, it came out as AC3 3/2.1 48k (DD) on my processor. Another film on the AVSforum NF 5.1 HD list as 5.1 only played as 2 channel (IP Man). I'm not sure about that one.


Primary: 818v3+ID41, DSP8000SE, M SpeakerLink cabling, Sonos+96kHz Cullen, M Prime Headphone Amp, Senn HD700
HT: 861v8+ID41, HD621, DSP3300, DSP M6x4, DSW, STP Cat6 cabling,
Vac. Home: 861v4+ID40, HD621, 4xDSP3100, DSP3100HC
MDMS:NUC/ROCK+Freenas 11.1 ZFS file server
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#163576 - 2012-03-28 06:19 Re: Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV [Re: MJT5282]
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Hi,

Can you confirm that the latest Apple TV still won't output audio at CD bitrates (i.e. Apple Lossless at 44k)?

Thanks,

Brian


Main: G65, MD600, MS600, 218, HD621, DSP5200SE, DSP5200HCSE, M6 & D1500.
System 2: G91A, MS200, DSP5000 (96/24v1), DSP3300.
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#163597 - 2012-03-28 11:22 Re: Sync Failure with Newest Apple TV [Re: bxd]
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Loc: Fairfield County, CT, USA
I reripped a black keys CD I recently purchased in iTunes Apple Lossless (ALAC) and noticed the ATV3 was connected via HDMI through HD621, which upsamples/apodizes the audio.

I found an optical cable, ran the M. config program, installed the optical audio cable, and changed to the optical output. the 861 screen now displays "PCM 2-Ch 48K", the 8K's say "MHR 96k" .

When playing through HDMI 2 channel music, 861 says "MHR Movie2 96K" , DSP speakers display "MHR 96k".

The ATV3 has a new (perhaps only to me?) option, 16bit output or Auto . Setting the option to 16 bit instead of auto, the 861 still displayed "PCM 2-Ch 48K" , DSP "MHR 96k" .

There is simultaneous audio output through HDMI and the optical cable while playing music and movies, in case anyone is curious or uses chair shaker technology that requires DD input.


Primary: 818v3+ID41, DSP8000SE, M SpeakerLink cabling, Sonos+96kHz Cullen, M Prime Headphone Amp, Senn HD700
HT: 861v8+ID41, HD621, DSP3300, DSP M6x4, DSW, STP Cat6 cabling,
Vac. Home: 861v4+ID40, HD621, 4xDSP3100, DSP3100HC
MDMS:NUC/ROCK+Freenas 11.1 ZFS file server
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