I have my WD Live connected to my Marantz SR7005 via HDMI. I have just finished talking with Marantz support as I had been having problems with playback of videos encoded with 5.1 AAC audio. They suggested it was the player, not the receiver that was causing the problem.
So I checked the options under “Pass through via HDMI” and AAC was not selected. I manually selected that option, and got no sound at all from my video. So I tried again using *Auto Detect* and it did not show AAC as an output option. This leads me to believe that the WD is not detecting the audio capabilities of my receiver properly. I now realise that I have been converting videos to a non-standard MP4 container (H.264 & AC3) because of a WD fault, and not an SR7005 fault, which is really annoying.
Is this a known fault, or has this combination not cropped up before? This is a £1400 AV Receiver, so it might not be the most common device out there, although it is supposed to be fairly popular.
Finally, should I be directing this to WD support, rather than on here, or do they actually monitor this site?