When I have the UltraHDMI connected to my AVR (even when the N64 is turned off), HDMI-CEC does no longer work.
It's no dealbreaker, but annoying, because I always have to disconnect the HDMI cable of the N64..
@Marshall: Is there a fix planned or in this FW for the problem when connecting the UltraHDMI to a CEC AVR?
Hi, I believe someone reported the same issue earlier in the thread and I wanted to bring it to your attention as well. When my UltraHDMI is plugged into my A/V receiver, the HDMI Audio Return Channel will not work. When it is unplugged, the ARC works just fine. I've had my receiver since the first half of this year and could never get the ARC to work with my Smart TV's Netflix (had to resort to using optical audio), but I remembered that another member had this issue and I just unplugged my N64 and got the ARC working for the very first time.
Samsung UN40H6350AF Smart TV (latest firmware)
Anthem MRX1120 receiver (latest firmware)
UltraHDMI N64 firmware 1.03
^Yes, compatibility to ARC is also my number one wishlist feature.
I'm using a Denon 1912.
Please look into it Marshall.
Does anyone know if 1.05 fixes the ARC issue?
No it does not.
Marshall it would be nice, if you could at least acknowledge the problem. Thanks
Just noticed on a recent My Life In Gaming podcast that someone is having an issue with using the UltraHDMI with an HDMI switcher box. I believe the issue may be directly related to why the UltraHDMI causes issues with the Audio Return Channel of an AVR.
This is the episode:
My Life In Gaming
Game & Production Talk (w/2 Player Productions) 2.19.2017
They start talking about it at 50:20, and it goes through 51:58
"...if [the UltraHDMI] is plugged in to our HDMI switcher, it doesn't matter if [the UltraHDMI] is on or off, it will always cause the switcher to jump over to [the UltraHDMI's] input"
marshallh, is there any way we can at least get an acknowledgement of the issue? Just confirmation that you have heard our comments? I love your product but this is causing issues for people :'((
The issue is related to the ESD clamps on the CEC line. Many ARC devices use this channel to talk to the TV. The solution is to cut a trace on the pcb for earlier units. It is pretty dicey and requires skill with an xacto knife. By the way, the first Raspberry Pi rev has this same problem.
So the issue's only on earlier units? So the only two options are to replace the UltraHDMI with a newer one, or to have someone make a highly precise cut? Is there any way you can send a skilled modder (RetroFixes?) instructions on how to perform this repair? I would gladly pay someone to make this cut! Thank you for responding!!
I talked with Wesley Almond and he says this is the first he's heard of this. He would need instructions but there are no promises that he could or would perform it. He just put up pre-orders for new UltraHDMI kits...I'm assuming these ones don't have the ARC issue, right? Is there any way you could send him instructions for how to fix the old ones? I need to know if he can perform the fix, or else I need to sign up for the new pre-orders right away so I can get my old one swapped out for a new one. thanks