HDMI Audio Out (Not Working?)

I bought a Sony 4K BluRay player, but my receiver isn’t 4K.

The back of the Sony 4K player has HDMI 1 (Audio/Video) and HDMI 2 (Audio Only).

I would plug the HDMI 1 from Sony to the HDMI 1 on the VAVA.

Then out from the VAVA HDMI (ARC) to the receiver HDMI 1?

I’m confused.


Hi @sacolton can you try to set your sound settings of the projector to HDMI ARC and enable HDMI 2.0 on HDMI channel 3 of the projector and plug in your receiver to the HDMI 3 port, then you will have to plug in your display devices to HDMI 1 or 2 essentially splitting your audio and visual signals.

I will try that and let you know if it works.

Hello @sacolton Let us know how it goes. You can also reach out to us through support@vava.com for more troubleshooting.

No luck so far.

From the Sony 4K player: HDMI 1 to VAVA HDMI 1.
From the VAVA 4K: HDMI 3 (ARC) to Receiver HDMI 1.
Set Audio Out to HDMI ARC in VAVA setup.
Set HDMI 2.0 to ON.
Set Receiver to HDMI 1.
Play movie - UHD 4K video, but no audio.


The only thing that will work in your scenario is plugging your blu-ray into your av receiver. And getting you an optical cord from your receiver to the vava. You’ll only get 5.1 sound for now until you get a 4k receiver that can process your blu-ray.

Hi @sacolton. Did you try to set the sound mode into RAW? If you are still having issues please send us an email at support@vava.com with the receiver model so we can further assist you. Thank you!

I’m having the same issue. If I have a video device plugged into HDMI 1 and use HDMI 3 for out, I don’t get any sound. I also followed the steps above without success. I may just get a SPDIF cable.

Hi @Bakels. Please let us know if the SPDIF connection works for you.

If you have any further questions or concerns please contact us at support@vava.com. Thank you!

Well, the SPDIF out works but I don’t get Dolby ATMOS and Disney + has no sound. I tried RAW and PCM.

Hi @Bakels Optical cables don’t carry Atmos. We suggest reaching out to support@vava.com for further assistance about this.