Atmos Delay fix (worked for me, at least) and audio detection issues

Discus and support Atmos Delay fix (worked for me, at least) and audio detection issues in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; Reposting from insiders reddit, but if anybody with more knowledge than me and enough pa5ience to read this c Would weigh in, I'd sure appreciate it!!... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by SteveVrettos, Sep 19, 2022.

  1. SteveVrettos
    SteveVrettos Guest

    Atmos Delay fix (worked for me, at least) and audio detection issues

    Reposting from insiders reddit, but if anybody with more knowledge than me and enough pa5ience to read this c

    Would weigh in, I'd sure appreciate it!!

    Distillation with fix on Atmos delay at bottom.

    Gonna jump in on this because I've been monkey-ing with something similar since January. If nothing else, maybe someone can shed some light on my issue too. I've tested all this on insider Delta and Omega builds and even de-enrolled my series X to test on release build over the last two months on Samsung QN85B, QN85A and TU7000BXZA with Samsung HW-A550/ZA, HW-Q65T/ZA and now HW-Q700A w/ SWA9500S for rear channels. I connect Xbox > TV > Soundbar via ARC/eARC (dependent on hardware in use) and for Dolby Atmos delay on any of these combinations, I found that you can only REDUCE the delay from the TV's sound menu (settings > Sound > Expert > Digital Output Delay) dropping this to zero fixed and setting TV output to passthrough manually fixed my Atmos delay entirely. Don't know about other brands, but adjusting the HDMI delay through self diag on the Sammy TVs or trying the delay adjustment through the Sammy Sound Bars themselves only allows for increase in delay. That's whether I activate Q-Symphony or not. Honestly, it seems like Samsung wants you to use the TV for Audio Processing (HAVE NOT tried with customization svc turn off though) That said, there's an acknowledged CEC issue on Xbox Series across all builds I have tried (can't get into Alpha or skip ahead), and I've found that there's obviously an HDMI handshake issue at play on my personal audio issues (Atmos delay, lack correct audio detection on Xbox). Typically, I can only select stereo uncompressed, Dolby digital 5.1 or Atmos, despite the fact that both the Q65T and Q700A soundbars are capable of multiple other output passes (should have access to EVERYTHING on the Q700A: Stereo/5.1/7.1 uncompressed, Atmos, DD 5.1 and DTS:X) But I don't, unless I switch the display detection on my Xbox to manual HDMI (at which point I lose 4k/HDR capability) HOWEVER! I have also found that, if I disable Game Mode on any of the TVs, 5.1 uncompressed immediately becomes available on the xbox detection menu. No delay, Crystal clear audio. Further, if I cycle CEC off > restart > CEC on > restart on the xbox, 5.1 uncompressed becomes available, even with game mode enabled and stays that way until I either open a streaming video app on the Xbox or switch sources on my tv. Intermittently, 7.1uncompressed shows up as well using this method. (DTS:X is unsupported on Sammy TVs newer than 2020 I believe.) After all that and a whole bunch of other tests that I can list on request, if there's interest, I honestly don't think that it's the Xbox causing the issue. In my case, I'm pretty sure that it's either an EDID or HDCP breakdown in the chain that causes the issue, including the audio delays. Don't know on LG, but the US versions of both the QN85A and QN85B from Sammy are billed as having 4 HDMI 2.1 ports and that is not accurate. They both have ONE HDMI 2.1 port and 3 HDMI 2.0b ports. Regardless of whether I select passthrough on the TV Sound menu, I think that the step-down in bandwidth causes the delay and that the xbox doesn't detect soundbar capabilities on eARC/ARC because the TV firmware passes the the data in a different container. As far as HDCP breakdown possibility, it really seems like the Sammy TVs are where the HDCP query stops since the eARC port is 2.0b billed as 2.1 spec. There is a sneaky, hidden page on that expressly states 2021/2022 models only pass DD 5.1, Atmos and Stereo PCM through to ARC or eARC soundbars, regardless of capability. Also, again, I don't know on LG, but if you manually type the url for Samsung's FRENCH site, you can download full service manuals for all in-production/slightly OOP tv models and actually see the true port capabilities, provided you can read French or have the patience to translate the pdfs, rather than have to pay for the US version. Panels are different for the TVs, but port specs are the same. Distillation: 1 - Check TV audio settings first and look for output delay REDUCTION capability and set to passthrough manually. 2 - Check HDMI delay through TV settings (self diag on Sammy) 3 - disable/enable cycle CEC on the Xbox 4 - power everything off(unplug), break all HDMI port connections, wait 5 min, power everything on, wait 5 min, ensure CEC and input signal plus on Sammy TVs (or LG equivalent) is enabled Reconnect HDMI to Audio reciever then to TV, disable and re-enable eARC in TV menu and then select passthrough, reconnect external HDMI to TV then reconnect to Xbox. Check audio. If not resolved, power it all off and power back on FROM THE TV. I know this is a long post. I've reported all this through report a problem on Xbox and let it record screen. Posted in xboxinsiders and got admin hammered. When I have time, I'm going to call Xbox support (always helpful) and see if we can work through it step by step. Samsung tech support is script reading until T3 and that's just when they send a certified tech out. My knowledge is limited, but it really seems like EDID AND HDCP ride in the same container and at least Sammy TV audio processing wants to kick the HDCP to 2.1 on eARC, which isn't compatible with 2.2 or 2.3. When it does that, it tries to re-process the Audio that the Xbox has already processed and breaks the handshake or maybe just tried to recompress the audio input to save power/accommodate the bandwidth step-down (pretty sure that explains the delay AND the skipping in and out) Link below for HDCP white sheets. Maybe someone with more knowledge will take the time to point out where I'm

    SteveVrettos, Sep 19, 2022
  2. kev edin Win User

    Dolby Atmos app on xbox not working....

    I have same problem everything shows as dolby atmos. I just get on with it . I dont have audio delay though 🤔

    There are issues with dolby atmos that has been on going for a while though. Still no fix 🤔👍
  3. SeanHennessy4 Win User

    Another XSX Dolby Atmos sound delay post. . .

    I am experiencing the same issue. EARC, LG C1, auto is the only format in which the XSX will recognize Atmos capability, yet it introduces very significant delays. No delays in other formats. No atmos delays when streaming from my TV apps, only through the Xbox. Even in the menu, the audio “taps” come significantly after any action. This is extremely frustrating.
  4. killkuter Win User

    Another XSX Dolby Atmos sound delay post. . .

    After a lot of test, to solve it i plug xbox on my lg cx with option sync AV arc bypass and activate earc with my denon 1600h.

    If earc is off there is a big audio delay but my denon receive an atmos emulated (pcm) for all game, If earc on no delay atmos OK on halo, forza etc... But no atmos on ubisoft game same as farcry 6.

    Ubisoft game not really atmos but a dolby 7.1 sound ?

    My conclusion If xbox use dolby atmos emulation or no earc there is a delay, if earc activate no delay but only atmos with game compatible
  5. Grampian Win User

    Audio settings totally screwed up on XB1S

    Ok, last update but this might be useful.

    After doing another hard reset I didn't risk trying to set audio up as atmos. It let me set hdmi and optical to bitstream and I left it at dts surround.

    Tried playing a non-atmos bluray, this played fine showing as dolby-dts hd on my receiver. And interestingly if I go back to xbox audio settings I can still change the settings without an error.

    So it does look like using the bluray player app while atmos is configured in xbox audio wrecks xbox audio so bad it needs a hard reset but the bluray app is fine if xbox audio not set to atmos.

    Guess I'll have to save the atmos movies I wanted to watch till this is fixed but at least I can watch other blurays without trashing my audio...
  6. Kleine Koosjer Win User

    Another XSX Dolby Atmos sound delay post. . .

    Any news on this yet?

    XSX->LG G1->Onkyo TX-NR686 same Atmos audio lag/delay as OP.

Atmos Delay fix (worked for me, at least) and audio detection issues

  1. Atmos Delay fix (worked for me, at least) and audio detection issues - Similar Threads - Atmos Delay fix

  2. Audio Delay - Xbox Series S + Dolby Atmos

    in XBoX on Windows
    Audio Delay - Xbox Series S + Dolby Atmos: After doing some research it seems like this is a known issue across all sound systems but I’ll post here so MS and Dolby can see. Whenever I try to play games on Xbox Series S with my VIZIO...
  3. Xbox Series X Dolby Atmos delay fixed with 4k 120 hz VRR enabled etc

    in XBoX on Consoles
    Xbox Series X Dolby Atmos delay fixed with 4k 120 hz VRR enabled etc: On Saturday December 4th I bought an LG C1 65 ". When I connected the xbox directly to the TV to have 4k 120hz VRR etc ... I discovered the delay in the dolby atmos connected to my AVR-X1500H, i...
  4. Dolby Atmos audio delay with eArc

    in XboX Insiders
    Dolby Atmos audio delay with eArc: Hi all, hope everyone is well? Sorry if this issue has already been picked up. I have my Series X connected to my LG CX via HDMI 2.1. I have just picked up a new Samsung Q700A soundbar, this is...
  5. Another XSX Dolby Atmos sound delay post. . .

    in XBoX on Windows
    Another XSX Dolby Atmos sound delay post. . .: So I have been hunting a solution to the significant sound delay when using Dolby Atmos on my XSX. There have been plenty of posts that I have read and tried numerous, numerous things to get...
  6. Audio Delay - Bitstream & Atmos using LG77C1OLED and LGSN11RG

    in XboX Insiders
    Audio Delay - Bitstream & Atmos using LG77C1OLED and LGSN11RG: Is there any word from Xbox on atmos lag and bistream lag in general ? My System Xbox Series X > LG77C1OLED > LG SN11RG Soundbar There are dozens of threads across multiple websites, addressing...
  7. Atmos delay with Series X

    in XBoX on Consoles
    Atmos delay with Series X: Hi, im getting an audio delay with Series X and my home theatre soundbar(Q870a/xy), which is true atmos compatible. setup is: Series X plugged directly into TV (Q80T) via 2.1HDMI cord, then using...
  8. Dolby Atmos delay on Xbox Series X

    in XBoX on Consoles
    Dolby Atmos delay on Xbox Series X: I have my Xbox Series X connected to my LG CX via HDMI, and then my LG SN11RG sound bar connected via the eARC port. There's a very noticeable delay with Dolby Atmos sound when playing through the...
  9. Has there been any update on the audio delay issue that plagues dolby atmos in games?...

    in XboX Insiders
    Has there been any update on the audio delay issue that plagues dolby atmos in games?...: Please don't bother replying if you're using headphones, as this issue should be irrelevant to you. The audio delay is introduced somewhere between the XSX, TV and receiver. It appears to be tied...
  10. Dolby Atmos audio from Xbox One en Xbox serie X is delayed

    in XBoX on Consoles
    Dolby Atmos audio from Xbox One en Xbox serie X is delayed: at the moment audio in game and from. Netflix and Disney + is delayed. How on earth is it possible that this still isn't fixed after al that time. I got the new Xbox and also the one x and both...