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Lost Dog
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Working audio or video hardware

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I've seen scattered through different threads people who are giving reports of hardware/software success (or failure) on audio and visual for the ATSC 3.0 broadcasts in their area. I thought it may be useful to have a thread to consolidate what people are seeing.

In my case for the PDX area:
  • Android OnePlus 7T phone, HDHomeRun App version 20201022: Video works, no AC-4 audio on any ATSC 3.0 stations
  • Amazon Firestick 4k, HDHomeRun app: No video or audio on ATSC 3.0 (it gives an error stating that it cannot decode audio and does not display video)
  • Linux Mint 20: Video plays fine using VLC, no audio on ATSC 3.0 stations
  • Roku 4 (4400X), HDHomeRun app: Video but no audio on ATSC 3.0 stations
Essentially, it's the AC-4 audio that is the issue on all my hardware.

1CallTech
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Re: Working audio or video hardware

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Lost Dog wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:50 am I've seen scattered through different threads people who are giving reports of hardware/software success (or failure) on audio and visual for the ATSC 3.0 broadcasts in their area. I thought it may be useful to have a thread to consolidate what people are seeing.

In my case for the PDX area:
  • Android OnePlus 7T phone, HDHomeRun App version 20201022: Video works, no AC-4 audio on any ATSC 3.0 stations
  • Amazon Firestick 4k, HDHomeRun app: No video or audio on ATSC 3.0 (it gives an error stating that it cannot decode audio and does not display video)
  • Linux Mint 20: Video plays fine using VLC, no audio on ATSC 3.0 stations
  • Roku 4 (4400X), HDHomeRun app: Video but no audio on ATSC 3.0 stations
Essentially, it's the AC-4 audio that is the issue on all my hardware.
After installing the new firmware 20201022 this morning, I now have everything working on the following LG 4K TV's:

UN6950ZUF (WebOS Version: 03.10.53)
UM6910PUA (WebOS Version: 04.80.30)
UM6910PUC (WebOS Version: 04.80.30)

I get a stable picture and sound using both the HDHomeRun app and the "Picture & Video" app that was pre-installed on the TV from LG. I'm in Las Vegas, NV and we have 3 stations using ATSC 3.0 (3.1, 8.1 and 13.1).

RG6er
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Santa Barbara Area. Using 20201023 update on my Mac and HDHR.

  • Roku 3 - (non 4K) no video or audio
  • HDHR app on my Mac - Video, no Audio
I have a fire tablet I want to check later. Are there any streaming sticks that will decode the audio?

1CallTech
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Re: Working audio or video hardware

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RG6er wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:15 pm Santa Barbara Area. Using 20201023 update on my Mac and HDHR.

  • Roku 3 - (non 4K) no video or audio
  • HDHR app on my Mac - Video, no Audio
I have a fire tablet I want to check later. Are there any streaming sticks that will decode the audio?
Here is a list of things I have tried that did not work. In some cases I could get video, but none of these will decode the AC-4 audio (yet). The LG 4K TV's are the only solution I've found that give me audio currently.

Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K (Using both the HDHomeRun app and the Roku Media Player app)
Apple TV (Using the HDHomeRun app)
Fire TV 4K (Using the HDHomeRun app)
Sony 4K TV's XBR-75X850D and XBR-55X850D (Using the HDHomeRun app and the Video app)
Windows 10 (Using HDHomeRun app and VLC)
Apple macOS Catalina (HDHomeRun app and VLC)

leonardobg
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Post by leonardobg »

In addition to getting audio on a LG TV with new updated HDHR app I'm now also getting it on an XBOX.

1CallTech
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leonardobg wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:32 pm In addition to getting audio on a LG TV with new updated HDHR app I'm now also getting it on an XBOX.
The HDHR app on the XBOX One S does work with great picture and sound. Thank you for that!

I tried to use the video app on a PS4 (no HDHR app option) and that did not work on the new ATSC 3.0 channels. Still works on the old ATSC 1.0 channels. No big surprise there.

menkelis
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Re: Working audio or video hardware

Post by menkelis »

I have seen references that Windows-10 with 20201023 HD-homerun App works.
What does not work is if you have more that a single tuner box installed, as you
can't specify the box/tuner combo that is your ATSC 3.0 source.
Is there a chance for a 'dev' mode extension for the HD-homerun App to allow a stream
to be sent to it, like can be done using the config program when sending to VLC?
or a way to specify that I want to tune to 'boxXXXXX/tunerYYYYY/channelZZ?

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