USB C - what works and what doesn't

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  1. May 22, 2020 #61 of 225
    BillyClyde

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    That’s exactly what I got on my first try with the one I listed I’m using. I guess I’m lucky. So happy you also got it working now though!
     
  2. May 22, 2020 #62 of 225
    Niners

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    Walnut...
    Confirmed audio output from the Stream's USB C port.

    Connected a USB C DAC to the aux input of a Google Home Max Speaker (can control the volume to this speaker with Google Home app).

    The USB C DAC used is the ibasso dc02:
    iBasso DC02 Hi-Res Single Ended DAC Cable Adapter
     
  3. May 22, 2020 #63 of 225
    vurbano

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    Ooo Ooo I have that one too. Need an adapter for USB-c though.
     
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  4. May 22, 2020 #64 of 225
    Dan203

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    Does it pass bitstream audio? Or only decoded PCM?
     
  5. May 22, 2020 #65 of 225
    siratfus

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    Just my luck. Just received amazon package. But the UGREEN isn't working. This seems to be YMMV.
     
  6. May 22, 2020 #66 of 225
    siratfus

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    Okay, for those with UGREEN, if it doesn't work out the box. You need to do a factory reset of the Tivo stick. Once you do that and go through the set-up process again, it'll say "you're connected to ethernet."
     
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  7. May 22, 2020 #67 of 225
    vurbano

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    does that delete apps I have installed and their settings?
     
  8. May 22, 2020 #68 of 225
    siratfus

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    Yes, it does. Basically starting over. And since I've done it, it doesn't hurt to double check with my Fire TV Ethernet adapter to see if this reset method works for that, and the answer is NO. It does not see my fire tv ethernet. So this only works with Ugreen.
     
  9. May 22, 2020 #69 of 225
    Niners

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    How do I determine the type of audio that is passed through?
    Does it need to be connected to an AVR with digital input to view the audio type?

    The current connection is the Tivo Steam USB C port to Ibasso dc02 USB DAC and then the DAC connected to the Google Home Max speaker with this 3.5mm audio cable:
    Monoprice Onyx Series Auxiliary 3.5mm TRS Audio Cable (Gold Plated), 15ft - Monoprice.com

    The room it is in now currently does not have an AVR but if I move it to another room I could connect the DAC output to the AVR with this digital audio coax cable:
    Monolith by Monoprice Digital Audio Coaxial Cable, 1m - Monoprice.com
     
  10. May 23, 2020 #70 of 225
    Dan203

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    Yeah I think connecting it to an AVR or a PC would be the only way to tell. I was mainly just curious. If it's not easy to test don’t bother.
     
  11. May 23, 2020 #71 of 225
    Niners

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    Walnut...
    Do you know if the ibasso dc02 DAC will output a digital signal like the chromecast audio 3.5mm port? I thought the 3.5mm output on this DAC is only an analog audio output.

    If it does provide a digital output I can try to check with a digital cable on an AVR.
     
  12. May 23, 2020 #72 of 225
    Dan203

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    Oh I misread the original post. I thought you said it had optical out. 3.5mm is analog only.
     
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  13. May 23, 2020 #73 of 225
    siratfus

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    What is up with this ethernet thing? I moved the tivo stick to another location to do some testing via wifi. I figure since it has already connected to ethernet, that it should be fine when I come back to it. Nope. If I want ethernet back, I think I have to do another factory reset.

    DO NOT CONNECT TO WIFI NETWORK if you don't want to lose your ethernet function.
     
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  14. May 23, 2020 #74 of 225
    siratfus

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    My bad... false alarm! It wasn't the act of switching back and forth wifi that killed the ethernet. Realized I left USB debugging enabled.
     
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  15. May 23, 2020 #75 of 225
    rablaw

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    It worked!! I could not get Ethernet with the Ugreen Ehternet adapter. But I turned off Wifi & USB debugging, connected the Ugreen adapter and pulled out plug for 10+ seconds. On reboot the Ethernet came back after a short wait.

    I had tried to get Ethernet with a Chromecast Ethernet adapter that had originally worked but stopped once I turned on wi-fi.

    I am afraid to disconnect the Ugreen and try the Chromecast again so if anyone has a Chromecast adapter please try the above steps and post the results.

    Now on to the next issue with the TS4K.

    Question - Can I turn USB debugging back on for Button Mapper, etc without losing Ethernet?
     
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  16. May 23, 2020 #76 of 225
    siratfus

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    I think you'll need to be on wifi for usb debugging. But I think you can switch back, so that shouldn't be a problem. Because I realized it was the usb debugging feature that was making the Ethernet disappear, not the act of switch back and forth. YMMV. LOL! Tivo's product ad and commercials should add a "Your mileage may vary" disclaimer. LOL!
     
  17. May 24, 2020 #77 of 225
    ke3ju

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    This adapter didnt work on my 4K Stream.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
  18. May 24, 2020 #78 of 225
    gamo62

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    I have the Sandisk split USB / USB C 256gb drive. Formatted fine.
     
  19. May 24, 2020 #79 of 225
    siratfus

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    If you've been playing around in developer mode, USB debugging needs to be disabled. I factory reset mine with the Ugreen connected and it works. But that was before I realized USB debugging also plays a role. So you might not need to do a factory reset, I'm not sure.

    Disable USB debugging.. this may be all you need to do. Perhaps, a restart too. If that doesn't work, factory reset and it will work.
     
  20. May 24, 2020 #80 of 225
    rablaw

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    It does work. I had Ethernet - turned on USB Debugging and it stopped - Turned off wi-fi and USB Debugging - unplugged the TS4K ,and upon restart the Ethernet came back after a short time
     

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