I bought a BDA-3 primarily for the HDMI capability, and I needed a new DAC anyway. I don’t have a home theater or a dedicated listening room as it’s all two channel integrated to my living room, my intention was to have the BDA3 connected to my Apple TV and Xbox for movies, etc, and the video out straight to my 4K TV. I have media server hooked up to USB for music (which sounds great, eapically with my 4b3 powering my speakers!)
Come to find out that the device only passes 4K/30fps, so I don’t use the hdmi function at all. This is mentioned in the manual, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to me, I didn’t catch it before I bought it though. I’m curious who else is using the video out function and, if you have a capable TV, what interface to you use to extract hdmi audio that will request only stereo while splitting the 4K video? I’ve found the audio extractors I have only work if the source is stereo, if the source is multi channel the DAC gives up and doesn’t work as it can’t (and shouldn’t have to) handle multi channel audio. I need a device that can feed the DAC stereo audio from any source while splitting the video to the TV. I’m not sure if this exists.
Lastly, does anyone know if Bryston has any intention to upgrade the HDMI board to support updated HDMI specs/technologies. At the very least being able to push 4K/60fps is mandatory for any movie/tv watching. I’d happily pay for an upgrade board.