Been getting random, usually a couple each hour, of audio drop outs when connected from Skull HDMI port to Onkyo AVR, then to Sammy UHD TV, connected 4k 60hz.
AC3 or DD+ drop outs about 1 sec, PCM about half second.
All players (potplayer, MPC-HC and Windows Film & TV) exhibit same drop outs. Tried heap of different high quality HDMI cables, all same.
Skull, TV, Onkyo, all latest firmware drivers etc.
Similar thread issues here:
Tried a MiniDP to HDMI active adapter from Skull MiniDp (to get 4k @ 60Hz), and so far no audio drops. But I lose Ycbcr (get black screen) using this method.
I trolled through a lot of forums/threads and this seems to be an issue with HDMI port on the NUC.
Has there been any update/resolution to this, or am I stuck using the adapter.
I had a mDP-to-HDMI adaptor that suffered dropouts about once every 5 minutes. I replaced the adapter with Sabrent and eliminated the dropouts. I too was going to Onkyo 4K receiver.
I'm only suffering the drop outs when I use the HDMI straight out of the Skull. Through my mDP-to-HDMI, I haven't suffered any drop outs yet.
With the HDMI, I'm able to enable Ycbcr, but with the mDP-to-HDMI, I get a black screen on my TV. Can you enable Ycbcr with your adaptor to 4k TV?
It's an option in Intel panel besides RGB. Ycbcr works with direct HDMI out from skull but get audio drop outs.
You ever try/experience audio drop outs using direct HDMI out from Skull to Onkyo?
No, but, depending on what NUC I have hooked up, I am almost always using mDP-to-HDMI or USB-C-to-HDMI adapter to connect to Onkyo. I did this to avoid issues with non-2.0 HDMI ports on older NUC models and it has just become habit.
Regardless of which NUC I have hooked up, I regularly use it to listen to music library and output through receiver and its 5.1 speaker system. I have never heard any dropout doing this with any of the NUCs.
I will give your config a try and see what happens...
Thanks for that. In my experience, the drop outs usually occur 1 or 2 within an hour using HDMI out, very annoying when watching TV or Movie shows and even listening to music.
I did notice in other threads others having similar issues with the HDMI out. The mDP-to-HDMI workaround seems to be OK for now.