everettpsycho: All other formats were fine from all sources it was just DD+ that I never got to work.
That's hilarious, only DD+ is working on mine but none of the other formats.
I had read that eARC was supposed to be more stable and reliable in that sense and investing in the Sharc was supposed to eliminate potential Yamaha AVR ARC issues as to the Yamaha it should just be another input (theoretically).
I'm thinking that either the cable is faulty or there is a setting on the TV that will passthrough all audio that I can't find. I have a bunch of HDMI cables in the shed that I'll dig out and experiment with later today. Meanwhile, still waiting on a response from the Next Audio team who manufacture the Sharc.
I also used the latest beta firmware for the Sharc and maybe it is not as stable.