Just pondering if anyone can help me with my setup as I'm unable to get HDR or surround sound working properly.
My NUC8i5 is fully up to date windows 10 pro, all drivers etc as up to date as possible.
My NUC is connected via HDMI directly to a Samsung 65Q9FN 4K HDR TV that supports 10-Bit & 120hz. (HDMI UHD Colour is enabled)
No matter what I do, the most I can get out of the NUC is 8Bit colour, and with HDR enabled its 8Bit with Dithering.
How can I enable 10bit?
In regards to surround sound I've tried 3 different methods, all fail.
Method 1: NUC to TV via HDMI that is connected to Sony HT-ZF9 (with surrounds) via HDMI ARC.
This should provide surround like it does every other device I have connected this way, but not on the NUC.
Method 2: NUC direct to Sony HT-ZF9 via HDMI.
Results same as above, no surround sound option but it does pick up different audio codecs.
Method 3: External USB 7.1 sound card, connected via Optical to Sony HT-ZF9.
Now this way also shows the other codecs but does not give options for surround sound. Just stereo. Furthermore sound is clearly been passed to the USB sound card, but I get no output on the soundbar at all.
I really need method 1 to work ideally, as this way i can get 2K@120hz when using cloud gaming (Shadow), then switch to 4K w/HDR & Surround sound when watching movies.
The soundbar is limited to 60hz, but supports up to 4:4:4 chroma.
Any help would be much appreciated as I'm banging my head trying to figure out how to get both HDR & Surround sound out of this NUC.
1: Yes aware of this & have tried x3 HDMI cables, all supporting the bandwith required. All work absoluitly fine with other devices w/4K HDR, Surround sound.
2: Sorry, this terrible. Looks outdated and relates to a device that has a built in TOSLINK, remind me where this is located on a NUC8 please. That said, out of curiosity I followed the guide & have had no success.
As I have stated I have purchased an external USB soundcard to try enable surround but with no success.
I can get STEREO sound via HDMI (remember the TV is connected to be sound system via HDMI ARC, but that I have also attempted 2 other workarounds as noted in the OP)
3: Please see attached file
I do like the NUC, but not been able to properly output HDR plus been limited to STEREO audio is not ideal at all. Much better off with an NVIDIA Shield, and far cheaper.
I look forward to your response on points 1, 2 & 3
I used the Intel Driver software to keep all up to date, the last time I updated a BIOS manually it didn't end well.
Regarding the Sony soundbar & Samsung TV, yes both are as up to date as possible.
Ok I will update the BIOS manually, though I will note that I had this issue prior to updating the BIOS, 0066 made no difference.
No I didn't downgrade the BIOS, though after coming back too the device I notice there is a new BIOS update.
Wou you advise upgrading to that from BIOS 66?
Still have no surround sound, still HDR is 8bit w/dithering
I have not been able to do this as of yet as have been away until yesterday, not had the chance to sit down with it.
I also wary of updating/downgrading the BIOS as the last time I did this on a laptop, it did not end well.
Will this change make any difference to my issues with Surround sound and HDR, as the previous BIOS didn't work either.
I have updated to the latest BIOS with no issues.
The Sony soundbar has no issues connected to other devices, whether that is via direct HDMI or Optical or via HDMI ARC.
Only issue is with the NUC. Only outputting stereo sound, NUC only gives the option for Stereo.
Regards HDR, I've tried various refresh rates but nothing ever goes above 8bit with dithering, I'm unable to display 10bit 4K HDR.
I have no problems displaying any other resolution or refresh rate, just the HDR is not correct.
My HDMIs & various devices are fully compliant with the latest standards.