Posts by lobbie1978


    Hi guys. So, I managed to fix it!
    I gave it another shot and it took me a whole evening of fiddling around with the settings of both the Pi and Kodi, but eventually I found the solution that made it work with the latest nightly build of LibreElec 10.

    It basically revolves around the config.txt which I adjusted so that the Pi doesn't call the EDID to set it's video settings (if I understand correctly). After I got 2160p/24 to work via the reciever's passthrough, some video's didn't play. Just a black screen with only sound. That was solved by upping the GPU Memory to 256MB with the gpu_mem=256 line in the config.txt file (setting it to gpu_mem=512 prevents my Pi4 to boot for some reason, although it's a maximum setting that is supported).

    I also set the whitelist in Kodi to 2160p/24 as the only resolution. Now, every video plays in full 2160p! Unfortunately my receiver doesn't support HDR passthrough, so I'll probably replace my STR-DN1050 with the STR-DN1080 which does support 4K HDR passthrough. But for now, I'm a happy camper :)

    Here's my working config.txt:

    I hope I can help someone else who ran or runs into the same problem. This thread can now be marked as SOLVED.

    I reinstalled 9.2.6 after using 10beta (9.95.1) for a while and now my Raspberry Pi4b (4GB) doesn't boot.
    I formatted the SD card first and then installed LibreELEC-RPi4.arm-9.2.6.img on it with the USB-SD Creator.

    The green light keeps flashing after turning the RPi on, but the screen stays black. If I remove the SD-card, I do get the startup screen (bios) saying 'No SD card detected'.

    Any ideas?

    I discovered an issue with this bèta version running on my Raspberry Pi 4 (4 GB).

    After finishing playing a movie, starting a second movie doesn't work. The rotating wheel appears for a few seconds, then the screen goes dark and then returns to the UI.

    If starting a film with HDR, then the UI returns in HDR too.

    Only rebooting the Pi solves it.

    I installed a full metal cooling case which keeps the CPU steady at 50 degrees Celsius. So no cooling issues.

    If you guys need logs, let me know. I'm happy to provide them.

    I've been using this beta version for a week now without any issues on my Raspberry Pi 4b (4GB). I managed to install the Netflix addon without issues and my Rpi 4b is playing 4k/2160p/HDR content from my NAS smoothly, with the exception of a RIP I have from Man of Steel; playing it keeps making Kodi pause with the 'Read Rate too low' notification. Adjusting video settings in my advancedsettings.xml doesn't make any noticable difference...


    So I ordered a second hdmi cable and connected the second output to the receiver and the first output directly to the beamer.

    It works like a charm. I can select the 2nd output in Kodi for the audio passthrough.

    However, that still isn't the optimal solution because I still have no other source I can watch on the beamer other than Netflix for which I installed the addon for in Kodi.

    I emailed Sony a couple of days ago but I don't have an answer yet.

    Keep u guys posted.

    Yes it's possible, at least in LE10 (don't remember if I tried it in LE 9.2.6 as well or not) to have a video on HDMI0 and an audio on HDMI1.

    But the HDMI devices must be detected when Kodi starts (otherwise you would need to play with EDID etc...).

    Then you should be able to configure the audio output in Kodi menu Settings - System - Audio - Audio output device

    There you should see your receiver at HDMI1.

    Thank you! I'll give that a shot. Need to order a second HDMI cable for that though.
    It's a temporary workaround till I get my receiver working, or replaced.
    I'm emailing Sony to ask why the f* they advertise something that doesn't work.
    Keep u guys posted. Thanks so much so far for taking the time to respond. Much appreciated!

    I would check to see if a newer firmware was ever released for the Sony that would affect 4K Passthrough.

    Also be sure to read the tip to solve your problem I posted above

    Yes, I read that. Thank you. Problem is, I have 3 HDMI devices that I use and I have both a TV and a Beamer connected to the receiver (that's why I chose this model because of the dual HDMI outputs). So that is not an option.

    I was thinking, since I have a Raspberry Pi 4b with dual HDMI outputs, would it work to connect output 1 directly to the beamer and output 2 to the receiver to get the audio? If so, how would I set that up in Kodi? Audio from the beamer - of course - is not an option, lol.

    Looks like the 1040 and 1050 suffer the same issues 🙁. Does the AV Receiver or Sound Bar Support 4K Pass-Through? | Sony USA

    I read that article, yes. I wonder why Sony lists 4k passthrough in the specs of the receiver when in fact this doesn't work - at all -. There is not a single 4k resolution image that is displayed on the beamer when connected to the receiver. Have they even tested this themselves?
    I still wonder if there is some sort of combination of settings possible that makes this work...?


    So I tried a few things. I added 2160/24 and 2160/30 to the whitelist in Kodi. No joy. I have video display when playing a 4k movie, but only in 1080p.

    So I decided to connect the Raspberry Pi to the beamer directly to see what happens. And voila, 2160p video. So basically it's my receiver which doesn't pass through the 4k signal, but it should as it is supported in the specs.

    So I'm wondering if this means I'm screwed. I really need my receiver to be my main switch point as I also have a Chromecast and Playstation hooked up. Connecting the Raspberry Pi to the beamer directly isn't an option.

    I'm out of ideas here. Anyone? ;(

    I don't know how to set 4k/30 in LE/Kodi but I haven't changed any settings. Or do I look at the content itself for the framerate? Sorry, not a guru in this area. 4k/30 is fine. Heck, I'm fine with 4k/24 even.

    My Sony 1050 should be able to handle that as far as I know right?

    Is there a way to force LE/Kodi to display 4k/30?

    Hi guys,

    I'm pulling my hairs out here.

    I just bought a new shiny 4k Optoma UHD35 Beamer which replaces my previous 1080p beamer.

    My Raspberry Pi 4 with libreelec 9.2 is connected with HDMI to my Sony receiver and output A of the receiver is connected to the beamer.

    I can only get 1080p output and no 4k whatsoever /shrug The beamer just switches to 'no signal' when starting 4k content. The gui of Kodi is set to 1080p/60 which works fine but when I try to set it to 2160p, the screen turns black with no signal.

    I use a HDMI 2.0 high-speed cable to connect the beamer to the receiver. I tried connecting the beamer directly to my laptop and that works. I can play a 4k movie on my laptop and it's working.

    I also have a Google Chromecast Ultra connected to the receiver and that also displays 1080p and no 4k.

    I really have no idea where to look anymore...

    Any ideas:?:



    Hi guys,

    Back again with the Raspberry Pi working. It turned out that my Router was the culprit. Connected directly to the router, the RPi refused to establish a link. I have a Netgear 8 ports Gigabit switch connected to the Router and once I moved the cables around and connected the RPi to the switch, the link was established and everything started to work.

    Never knew this could actually happen, but it did. So, interesting information: Raspberry Pi 4 connected to a Netgear D7000 -> doesn't work!

    This topic can be closed now.


    Thanks guys. I will try to move around the cabling and see what happens. I've been reading some posts which mention that sometimes there can be a conflict between certain routers and the Pi ethernet. I will rule that out by changing the connection. Now it's connected directly to my router, but I will see what happens when I connect it to my 8 port switch. I have to fiddle around with the cabling though, which is a pain.

    I will report back here after.

    Hi guys,

    I've been breaking my head on this one for days. I bought a Raspberry Pi 4 (the 4GB version) and installed the latest LibreELEC-RPi4.arm-9.1.502.img on it.

    After booting up, everything works fine except the ethernet port. WiFi works, but there is absolutely no activity on the ethernet port. The lights are not flashing and the ethernet network is not showing up in the network settings in LibreElec. The list is just empty when I disable WiFi and enable Ethernet. (advanced IP scanner can't find it on my network either). I made sure the cable and the connection to my router is alright, so I connected a laptop to it and the laptop works absolutely fine; it gets an IP via DHCP and I can browse my network.

    To be sure it was not my network, I installed Raspbian and booted up the Pi. Also with Raspbian, no Ethernet :(

    So, I thought the RPi was defective. I sent it back, received a brand new board today and tested it again after freshly installing the image on the SD card.

    It still doesn't work!

    I SSH'd into the Pi and had a look at /storage/.cache/connman and only the WiFi settings are there.

    It must be something related to my network but I have no idea where to look anymore. /shrug

    My setup is:

    - Netgear Nighthawk D7000 modem/router with latest firmware

    - Netgear Gigabit 8 port switch

    - Rapsberry Pi 3 with Pi-Hole running and acting as DHCP (router DHCP is disabled)

    - All CAT6 cabling with solid connectors

    Weird thing is, when I connect a USB to Ethernet adapter, it works...

    Do you guys have any suggestions/idea's where to troubleshoot this? Any thoughts on this are greatly appreciated :S