I bought a Q5 to replace my RPi3 in my lounge system. I like to think that i'm pretty experienced with media system setup, but i'm having a lot of issues getting this system to do what i want it to.
The system is set up as: Q5 running Android 7.0 & Kodi 17--->HDMI---->Yamaha Receiver---->HDMI---->Panasonic Plasma
What i want is to use the new Plex Kodi plugin to play my movies with refresh rate switching and audio passthrough.
Issues i've found:
1. The Highmedia player/wrapper doesn't work with Kodi Plugins. So the plex plugin fails when a film is selected to play. So lets use the internal kodi player...
2. BUT The internal kodi player doesn't support refresh rate changing out of the box, so I installed the refresh rate change addon (as per sticky thread in this forum) - this changes the screen refresh rate as expected.
3. BUT, i've noticed that audio isn't coming through to the receiver as a multichannel stream, it's showing it is receiving 2 channels only.
Just trying to work out if this is the passthrough bug with "HD-Audio", or if it's an issue with the way the refresh rate change addon is interacting with the q5, or if something else is going on.
Could someone check my working.