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Sound Issues With Neo X8

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H, X8 Plus & X8' started by gary peers, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. gary peers

    gary peers New Member

    hi im new to the forum please be gentle.

    ive had the neo x8 for a few weeks now and ive never been able to resolve sound issues.
    i have the neo x8 hardwired to router and hdmi to my pioneer 87 av reciever,when watching films through xmbc im getting stuttering sound issues and even straight to my plasma i get the sound issues.
    could anybody please give me their settings for the neo/xmbc for audio or other settings i should use,please let me know what i should click or leave unchecked in settings.
    thank you
  2. gary peers

    gary peers New Member

    ive set both minix and xmbc to allow passthrough and checked the ac3/dts options as in the forum passthrough wiki,picture is stable but im getting pops and wobles in sound every now again,ive tried different film files all through xmbc same issue,its looking like the minix is not for me its a shame as i like the look and speed of the minix.
    hopefully i can sort it out with help from you guys
  3. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Can you post the firmware information of your box?
    mboxsettings(green) > other
  4. gary peers

    gary peers New Member


    build number
    KOT49H.20140530 test-keys

  5. gary peers

    gary peers New Member

    Kernel version
  6. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

  7. gary peers

    gary peers New Member

    thank you for the links
    not sure ive got the confidence to the firmware im not pc savy.

  8. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Ilso something to try is install an application called "notifications off" from playstore.
    It could be the massaging of android makes the sound switch to native when a notification is recieved and cuts the audio.
    If you turn off noticications then this should not happen.
    You could give that a try too
  9. gary peers

    gary peers New Member

    cheers will try
  10. NinjaBear

    NinjaBear New Member


    Like Gary I am totally new to the world of minix and android devices. I just purchased two minix 8 h devices and am trying to get them up and running on mytwo TVs (Sony Bravia and a Vizio E480i-B2). I have plugged both in activated the Gotham XBMC and tried to play a few videos - problem I am experiencing in both instances is that there is no sound. I know that this is a very base problem but I have tried adjusting settings and am having no success. I am appealing on the kindness of this board asking that someone offer some suggestions as to what I need to do. Help?!

    For reference purposes the basic specs for my TVs are as follows:

    • Technology
      TFT active matrix
    • Backlight technology
      Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
    • Native resolution
      1366 x 768
    • Resolution
    • Refresh rate
    • 2 x main channel speaker - built-in - 10 Watt
    • Analog video input signals
    • Output Power / Total
      20 Watt
    • Audio Controls
      sound mode

    • Resolution1920 x 1080 (1080p)
    • Refresh Rate120Hz
    • Clear Action180
    • Aspect Ratio16:9
    • Dynamic Contrast Ratio2 million to 1
    • Viewable Angle (H/V)178°/178°
    • Number of Colors16.7 Million
    • OSD LanguageEnglish, Spanish, French
    • Speakers/Power Output10W x 2
    • DTS StudioSound™Yes, HD
    • DTS TruSurroundYes, HD
    • DTS TruVolume™Yes
    • Analog Audio Out1 (side - R/L , fixed and variable per UI setting)
    • Digital Audio Out (SPDIF)1 (side -Optical)
  11. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    mboxsettings(green) > advanced

    Set "No audio to USB" or "Keep audio on HDMI" to ON
    Set audio autodetction OFF
    Set Audio output to PCM

    Now you should have audio on your TV, and can go from there.

    doradojim likes this.