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NEO X8-H PLUS amplifier/ARC beta

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H PLUS 003 firmware via MINIX FOTA' started by MINIX - Ken, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear NEO X8-H PLUS users,

    This is a special release for users that are having audio drops when using with some amplifiers/older TVs,

    which are not able to swtich their audio clock automatically to match the video output,

    the patch in this firmware is to force the audio clock to match with the video clock (ARC clock as well).

    If you don't have audio drops, you don't have to try this beta, it's exactly the same as fw003 + Feb 7th update, apart from this patch.

    Please test and give us your comments.

    Our office will be closed for the coming 2 weeks because of Chinese New Year holidays,
    we shall follow-up when holidays finished, thanks.

    Download link: http://minix.com.hk/firmware/X8H_PLUS_audiopatch.rar (452,428,620 bytes)
    MD5 checksum: AB2E8160616822C211C0314E576AE698

    Last but not least, please make sure you test with some good HDMI cables, especially for those doing passthrough @ 4K resolution.


    [This is a beta and will not receive any future FOTA updates. It's for evaluation purpose only.]

    Regards,
    Team MINIX.
  2. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    I repeat, do not download this firmware if you're not having audio drop issues.
    It's not necessary to.
  3. bmasencup

    bmasencup New Member

    Can you check the file? I have tried to download several times and it will not unzip. Says unexpected end of archive.
  4. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    I think you did not download the file completely.
    Please use a download client, e.g. BitComet.
    After downloading the file please verify the checksum is correct before proceeding, BitComet has this check function built-in, thanks.
    bitcomet.jpg
  5. kingdingaling

    kingdingaling Member

    what methods can i use to install this beta?
    Is it using the windows app only?
  6. It seems to.. Only using the amlogic USB burning tools. I successfully downloaded this.. I will apply the patch to some units and I will let you know the results.
    Thanks
  7. When I try to upload the fw USB gives me an error... :/

    Attached Files:

  8. rks53

    rks53 New Member

    USB Burning Tool v2.0.4.3 is the latest version. I don't know, but maybe updating your burning tool might clear the error.
  9. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Your tool's version is too old.
  10. Yep, I tried the last one and now is OK. Checking the firmware to see if it fails... I will feedback if u get any issue.
    Thanks
  11. kingdingaling

    kingdingaling Member

    well i just got a brand new Minix Neo x8-h Plus, put this this update on and it say KOT49H.20150209 and i still have the audio drops.
    what can i do to help fix this?

    It's hdmi into Yamaha RX-V377 receiver, then HDMI from receiver to TV
  12. windex961

    windex961 New Member

    I don't have a windows machine here only macs... Is there a way to have this packaged as a flashable zip?
  13. kingdingaling

    kingdingaling Member

    I've just done a test without the TV HDMI plugged in (only the hdmi to the Surround Reciever is plugged in) and the audio still drops
  14. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    Do you have a Windows PC that you can connect to the receiver and TV? If you have, install Monitor Asset Manager and save the EDIDs.
  15. kingdingaling

    kingdingaling Member

    My windows pc dosen't have hdmi just vga
  16. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    Since you mentioned that you have a Mac with HDMI out, you can use SwitchResX to export the EDID. It saves it in a text file.
  17. kingdingaling

    kingdingaling Member

    Extracted contents:
    header: 00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00
    serial number: 4d 10 88 10 00 00 00 00 ff 15
    version: 01 03
    basic params: 80 85 4b 78 2a
    chroma info: 1b be a2 55 34 b3 26 14 4a 52
    established: af ce 00
    standard: 81 80 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
    descriptor 1: 02 3a 80 18 71 38 2d 40 58 2c 45 00 31 ec 52 00 00 1e
    descriptor 2: 01 1d 80 18 71 1c 16 20 58 2c 25 00 31 ec 52 00 00 9e
    descriptor 3: 00 00 00 fc 00 53 48 41 52 50 20 48 44 4d 49 0a 20 20
    descriptor 4: 00 00 00 fd 00 17 4c 0f 44 0f 00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20
    extensions: 01
    checksum: ec

    Manufacturer: SHP Model 1088 Serial Number 0
    Made week 255 of model year 21
    EDID version: 1.3
    Digital display
    Maximum image size: 133 cm x 75 cm
    Gamma: 2.20
    DPMS levels: Off
    Supported color formats: RGB 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:2:2
    First detailed timing is preferred timing
    Chroma Info:
    Red X: 0.632812 Y: 0.333008
    Green X: 0.205078 Y: 0.702148
    Blue X: 0.150391 Y: 0.081055
    White X: 0.291992 Y: 0.322266
    Established timings supported:
    720x400@70Hz
    640x480@60Hz
    640x480@72Hz
    640x480@75Hz
    800x600@56Hz
    800x600@60Hz
    800x600@72Hz
    800x600@75Hz
    1024x768@60Hz
    1024x768@70Hz
    1024x768@75Hz
    Standard timings supported:
    1280x1024@60Hz
    Detailed mode: Clock 148.500 MHz, 1329 mm x 748 mm
    1920 2008 2052 2200 hborder 0
    1080 1084 1089 1125 vborder 0
    +hsync +vsync
    Detailed mode: Clock 74.250 MHz, 1329 mm x 748 mm
    1920 2008 2052 2200 hborder 0
    540 542 547 562 vborder 0
    +hsync +vsync interlaced
    Monitor name: SHARP
    Monitor ranges (GTF): 23-76Hz V, 15-68kHz H, max dotclock 150MHz
    Has 1 extension blocks
    Checksum: 0xec (valid)

    CEA extension block
    Extension version: 3
    48 bytes of CEA data
    Video data block
    VIC 16 1920x1080@60Hz (native)
    VIC 32 1920x1080@24Hz
    VIC 05 1920x1080i@60Hz
    VIC 04 1280x720@60Hz
    VIC 03 720x480@60Hz
    VIC 02 720x480@60Hz
    VIC 07 1440x480i@60Hz
    VIC 06 1440x480i@60Hz
    VIC 01 640x480@60Hz
    Audio data block
    Linear PCM, max channels 1
    Supported sample rates (kHz): 192 176.4 96 88.2 48 44.1 32
    Supported sample sizes (bits): 24 20 16
    Linear PCM, max channels 7
    Supported sample rates (kHz): 192 176.4 96 88.2 48 44.1 32
    Supported sample sizes (bits): 24 20 16
    AC-3, max channels 5
    Supported sample rates (kHz): 48 44.1 32
    Maximum bit rate: 1016 kHz
    DTS, max channels 6
    Supported sample rates (kHz): 96 88.2 48 44.1 32
    Maximum bit rate: 1016 kHz
    One Bit Audio, max channels 5
    Supported sample rates (kHz): 44.1
    Dolby Digital+, max channels 7
    Supported sample rates (kHz): 48 44.1
    MAT (MLP), max channels 7
    Supported sample rates (kHz): 192 96 48
    DTS-HD, max channels 7
    Supported sample rates (kHz): 192 96 48
    Speaker allocation data block
    Vendor-specific data block, OUI 000c03 (HDMI)
    Source physical address 1.3.0.0
    Supports_AI
    Maximum TMDS clock: 150MHz
    Basic audio support
    Supports YCbCr 4:4:4
    Supports YCbCr 4:2:2
    6 native detailed modes
    Detailed mode: Clock 74.250 MHz, 1329 mm x 748 mm
    1280 1390 1430 1650 hborder 0
    720 725 730 750 vborder 0
    +hsync +vsync
    Detailed mode: Clock 27.000 MHz, 1329 mm x 748 mm
    720 736 798 858 hborder 0
    480 489 495 525 vborder 0
    -hsync -vsync
    Detailed mode: Clock 27.000 MHz, 996 mm x 748 mm
    720 736 798 858 hborder 0
    480 489 495 525 vborder 0
    -hsync -vsync
    Detailed mode: Clock 27.000 MHz, 1329 mm x 748 mm
    1440 1478 1602 1716 hborder 0
    240 244 247 262 vborder 0
    -hsync -vsync interlaced
    Checksum: 0x7b (valid)

    EDID block does NOT conform to EDID 1.3!
    Detailed block string not properly terminated
  18. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    I don't see anything wrong in the timing parameters. They are all standard.
    Do you still have dropouts in all modes? 1080p 24/23.98/50/60? Have you tried 720p?
  19. kingdingaling

    kingdingaling Member

    do you mean setting the system to 720p?
  20. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    Yes, setting the system to 720p. Just to make sure that it is not a timing problem. 1080p has a pixel clock of 148.5MHz & 720p is 74.25MHz.
    apostolis likes this.