I work for Intel Customer Support and we have seemed issues with AV Receivers, not the same issue that you are reporting but due to the large amount of different brands and models it makes it very difficult for Intel to test and validate.
Unfortunately the only recommendation that I can provide at this point is not really addressing this specific issue but just trying to make sure your system and AVR are running latest software:
- I would make sure that the system BIOS is up to date. Latest version is 0036 and it is available here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/95066/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC7i3BNH
- See if there any firmware update for the receiver, see here http://download.yamaha.com/search/product/?language=en&site=usa.yamaha.com&category_id=16446&product_id=2046003. I would consult first with Yamaha* support to make sure there are no collateral issues.
- Drivers, I would also check on latest drivers for the NUC, we have not validated Linux on this device, see the following URL for further details on validated Operating Systems: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-nuc-boards/000005628.html
- The NUC7I3BNH has been validated only with Windows 10 (64 bit). If you are running Linux I would recommend that you run the latest Kernel version and possible drivers are available here: https://01.org/
- One comment on your original post that called my attention, you said: “The HDMI-Logo at the receiver also flickers”. Does it mean that the image on the screen flickers even when the NUC is not even booting yet?
- I found a similar reference to this issue on the following website: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/2052930-official-yamaha-rx-v779-thread-2015-hdmi-2-0a-hdcp-2-2-receiver.html perhaps posting this issue on the same forum may get some help from other community members, checking with Yahama support could be helpful as well.
I hope any of this helps,
- the shipped BIOS seems already up to date
- Yamaha RX779 has the latest firmware version
- drivers of Ubuntu 16.10 have been updated via Intel Graphics Update-Tool
- regarding the flicker of HDMI logo: no, the NUC does not like to boot to more than UHD@30Hz. The flicker occurs when I manually set the refresh rate to > 30Hz. This would be a hint for sync problems imho.
So the current status is:
- direct connection to my LG UHD TV works up to 50Hz
- direct connection to my LG UHD TV using reduced blank works up to 60Hz
- connect through Yamaha Receiver to LG TV works up to 30Hz
- direct connection to LG 4K Display works up to 50Hz
Tried 4 different HDMI cables up to now - no difference.
Could this still be some software issue? I am afraid the unit is bugged/broken, since it also makes these strange noises (see my other Thread).
If you can tell me how to get the network devices running... I tried 16.04 first, but LAN and WiFi both are not supported by the kernel. Without functional network it is kind of impossible to update components. If you downloaded a functional one, plz add a link.
Edit: hang on... saw a new release was published a few days ago... will try that one via USB stick... should be fine for a test.
Actually the network devices are fine now with Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS. But I cannot see any differences regarding the refresh rates. Exact same situation like with Ubuntu 16.10...
There is no 3840x2160 > 30Hz detected:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ xrandr -d :0 --props Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 2160, maximum 8192 x 8192 DP-1 connected primary 3840x2160+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 1600mm x 900mm EDID: 00ffffffffffff001e6d010001010101 0119010380a05a780aee91a3544c9926 0f5054a1080031404540614071408180 010101010101023a801871382d40582c 450040846300001e662150b051001b30 4070360040846300001e000000fd003a 3e1e791e000a202020202020000000fc 004c472054560a2020202020202001b2 02035cf354109f041305140302122021 2215015d5e5f62636438097f070f7f07 1507503e1fc04d0200570600677e005f 54017b030c002100b83c20c08d010203 0401000e0f06164656a6b6104050e305 c000e50e60616566835f0000011d0072 51d01e206e28550040846300001e0000 0000000000000000000000000000006c Broadcast RGB: Automatic supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235 audio: auto supported: force-dvi, off, auto, on 1920x1080 60.00 + 50.00 59.94 30.00 25.00 24.00 29.97 23.98 4096x2160 24.00 23.98 3840x2160 30.00 25.00 24.00* 29.97 23.98 1920x1080i 60.00 50.00 59.94 1280x1024 60.02 1360x768 60.02 1152x864 59.97 1280x720 60.00 50.00 59.94 1024x768 60.00 800x600 60.32 720x576 50.00 720x480 60.00 59.94 640x480 60.00 59.94 720x400 70.08 HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) aspect ratio: Automatic supported: Automatic, 4:3, 16:9 Broadcast RGB: Automatic supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235 audio: auto supported: force-dvi, off, auto, on DP-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) Broadcast RGB: Automatic supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235 audio: auto supported: force-dvi, off, auto, on HDMI-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) aspect ratio: Automatic supported: Automatic, 4:3, 16:9 Broadcast RGB: Automatic supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235 audio: auto supported: force-dvi, off, auto, on
Adding it manually fails because of a timing issue:
cvt 3840 2160 60
# 3840x2160 59.98 Hz (CVT 8.29M9) hsync: 134.18 kHz; pclk: 712.75 MHz
Modeline "3840x2160_60.00" 712.75 3840 4160 4576 5312 2160 2163 2168 2237 -hsync +vsync
xrandr -d :0 --newmode "3840x2160_60.00" 712.75 3840 4160 4576 5312 2160 2163 2168 2237 -hsync +vsync xrandr -d :0 --addmode DP-1 "3840x2160_60.00" xrandr -d :0 --output DP-1 --mode "3840x2160_60.00"
xrandr: Configure crtc 0 failed
Adding it with reduced blank:
cvt --reduced 3840 2160 60
# 3840x2160 59.97 Hz (CVT 8.29M9-R) hsync: 133.25 kHz; pclk: 533.00 MHz
Modeline "3840x2160R" 533.00 3840 3888 3920 4000 2160 2163 2168 2222 +hsync -vsync
xrandr -d :0 --newmode "3840x2160_60.00R" 533.00 3840 3888 3920 4000 2160 2163 2168 2222 -hsync +vsync xrandr -d :0 --addmode DP-1 "3840x2160_60.00R" xrandr -d :0 --output DP-1 --mode "3840x2160_60.00R"
AV-Receiver: No Signal
I am sorry to hear that running Ubuntu 16.4 didnt work, we tested it with a Yahama receiver (not the same model you have, I have to confirm) and it worked fine.
I am running out of ideas and I cannot test the exact same set up you have (we cannot test all AVRs out in the market), by any chance, did you try the dirvers and pathes available at: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/2016q4-intel-graphics-stack-recipe this is the only recomendation I have at the moment, I'll keep investigating.
I am still around :-) sorry for not replying earlier.
I didn’t run the test I mentioned before, we have hardware available on different locations for testing and the most similar hardware we have is not in my lab so I asked someone else to test for me.
I am trying to get them to run what you requested, let me follow up again and I will get back to you.
just to let you know:
There was an update via Intel Graphics Update Tool after which UHD@60Hz now is listed within the "supported modes" list in xrandr (if TV is connected directly). Also it's 99% functional - sometimes I got a blue flashing line and audio drop outs.
Through that Yamaha receiver there is still that 24hz limit. I already talked to their support - they would like to know which receiver you have tested. Would be great if you can tell me.