I know there are other posts regarding the audio delay seen when Dolby is activated on the 360 box and connected via HDMI eArc (for Atmos), and the various suggestions to try to workaround (tried all but none that solve delay and still provides Atmos) but a simple question still not answered.
When is this issue going to be fixed ?? Virgin Media, can you please advise?
Does anyone have any other suggestions or ideas ??
Can't answer on when virgin or liberty will fix this HDMI-ARC problem, that's if they are actively looking into the problem, they say there are tickets open on the problem and they have the same problem on the ziggo Netherlands website, (all liberty owned), the only suggestion I can make is connect the 360 directly if possible to the soundbar.
You should still be able to use the HDMI-ARC connection between the TV and soundbar for audio between the TV apps and soundbar, if the 360 is plugged straight into your soundbar it 'should' be OK, if it isn't try using a non arc HDMI connector on the TV, and then we go from there.
Tried connecting directly but can only get sound to work using optic cable and disabling eArc but then I’ve read optic won’t support Dolby Atmos. I also have Q Symphony on Samsung system so throws another complication in.
Just need Virgin to sort the issue !!! Don’t have option to switch to Sky Q unfortunately as live in an apartment.
I hope this link might help with your Q Symphony on Samsung system - by my reading you would need to connect the 360 to the Samsung TV via HDMI, and then the Q Symphony to your TV and change the soundbar source to D.IN
Q-Symphony is only available when you connect the soundbar to the TV using anHDMI cable or an optical cable. You will also need to change the source on your soundbar toD.IN. To do this, press Source on the soundbar’s remote until “D.IN” appears.
Once the soundbar has been connected and D.IN is set, “TV+Soundbar” will appear under the Sound Output menu of the TV. Select the corresponding option. Now Q-Symphony will activate, and you’ll hear amazing surround sound.
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Simple answer is it will never be fixed. The 3rd part response is getting a bit tiresome now. I wasn't aware VM sold soundbars or do they have a list of supported ones? Nope. Maybe they should put something in the adverts and have advisers tell people there is a chance soundbars won't work properly. But they will never do that. It's a software issue which has plagued the ziggo mediabox too and that has never been resolved in the years of complaints I don't expect Virgin to fix it either. Even the advice to disable Dolby is ridiculous. In my simple mind Dolby is a standard. HDMI is a standard and EARC is a standard. To me the software of the 360 box is not compatible with those standards.