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NEO X8/X8 PLUS/X8-H amplifier/ARC beta

Discussion in 'X8, X8 Plus, X8-H Official Firmware 003' started by MINIX - Ken, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear NEO X8/X8 PLUS/X8-H 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/X8_X8PLUS_X8H_audiopatch.rar (451,398,249 bytes)
    MD5 checksum: 90C726B39DEDC36E8D1F320EC8718BA5

    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.
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  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. laser

    laser New Member

    So if I did the latest update Feb 7 I don't need to update with this patch?
  4. Emanuell Hitardo

    Emanuell Hitardo New Member

    If you upgraded through MINIX FOTA and have audio, you do not need this patch.

    This patch is only for those who upgraded to the latest firmware and continue to have not audio with HDMI passthrough.
  5. hamandi

    hamandi New Member

    Works perfect, no audio drops with Pioneer VSX-923 AV-receiver. Thanks! :)
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  6. laser

    laser New Member

    I'm not going through a reciever just an older pioneer plasma TV with pcm audio selected.. The Audio is delayed sometimes or just doesn't come in..
  7. The file is a corrupt RAR it won't extract.. Anyone had any success?
  8. danfozzy

    danfozzy Member

    This is incorrect, it's for people who have occasional dropouts with passthrough hdmi.
  9. laser

    laser New Member

    So if I'm connected to just TV though hdmi pcm is what supposed to be selected? I still get dropouts this way as well.
  10. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    it's a no harm try, also we need to know how much this patch is helping.
  11. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    I installed the audio patch firmware and have tested it. There are no more audio dropouts!! (y)(y)(y)(y)Minix Team
    This is what sets Minix apart from other manufacturers. They always listen to their customers and the team works hard to fix the problems brought up by their customers.
    Minix Team - Enjoy your holidays!!
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  12. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    I think you haven't download the whole package completely.
    Please try using a download client that supports resume feature, e.g. BitComet
    After downloading the file please verify the checksum is correct before proceeding, thanks.
  13. danfozzy

    danfozzy Member

    Really wanna try this but I don't wanna wipe my box and start again, only to have to do it again when the next official fw is released as it's only beta fw

    What's the best backup apps to use to make this as pain free as poss?
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2015
  14. Is giving me an error during the flash process it is unable to continue after 3% :(
  15. hamandi

    hamandi New Member

  16. Emanuell Hitardo

    Emanuell Hitardo New Member

  17. Kermit

    Kermit New Member

    Great , with this patch the audio dropouts seems to be over ,
    Good job ! Minix team
  18. BigArm

    BigArm New Member

    Hi, i need to install this as Im now suffering these drop outs. I cant get the full file to download is there any chance you can make an update.zip package to install?
  19. laser

    laser New Member

    So by doing this beta install through USB will this erase everything since I have the latest Feb 2015 updates never did a computer MINIX update before kind of nervous to try it.
  20. danfozzy

    danfozzy Member

    It will erase everything, it maybe best if you hold out for a couple of weeks, as this is beta few, it will not be updated. Means you will have to flash back to the official fw again to get future updates