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Yamaha 2400 - split second dropouts during DVD?


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Tom_Mack

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Posted December 20 2003 - 03:22 AM

I just bought a Yamaha 2400 last weekend. I noticed last night while watching LOTR: TT DTS, the sound "dropped out" for like 1/10 of a second. It was just like a quick stutter. Anyone else have this problem?

I am using a digital coax cable from my 4 year old Sony DVD player. It was not at a loud part of the movie so I am sure that the amps were not clipping (I was not watching at a very loud level anyway).

Any ideas? Would using an optical connection help? Thanks!

#2 of 12 OFFLINE   DonnyD

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Posted December 20 2003 - 03:41 AM

I had the same very short dropouts also using the DTS track on LOTR:TT........ but I have the Yam RX-V1 and Toshiba 4700 player......doesn't occur with DD sountrack......
A thread a couple of weeks ago seemed to point to some dvd players being the culprit....
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#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Wayne Ernst

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Posted December 20 2003 - 04:04 AM

I wonder if this has anything to do with the DVD disc itself? If there were any marks or imperfections on the disc, it might cause such dropouts.
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#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Mike Veroukis

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Posted December 20 2003 - 04:32 AM

It could be a DVD - layer change. I would suspect the DVD player if the drop-out happens in the same spot everytime.

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#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Tom_Mack

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Posted December 21 2003 - 01:43 AM

Forgot to say that it is not the layer change. I still have the layer change pause (about 1.5 seconds) and this is not that. In the full 2 disc LOTR:TT movie there were 2 layer change 1.5 second pauses and 3 of these split second pauses.

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Mike.W

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Posted December 21 2003 - 04:33 PM

I have experienced this just this evening with the DTS-ES soundtrack on the FotR Extended Edition. It only happened on disc 2, and only on the 2nd layer. It happened only in a few quiet scenes and was not reproducible. I have a Pioneer VSX-D912K and a JVC XV-S60BK DVD player, connected via coax. Never happened with other DTS DVDs yet -- this is the only DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 DVD I've had though.

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Posted December 22 2003 - 02:13 AM

I had the same issue with my RX-V1400. I got a new dvd player and I am using optical now. Problem gone. I switched the player and the cable at the same time so I'm not sure what solved it but it doesn't happen anymore.
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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Tom_Mack

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Posted December 22 2003 - 05:59 AM

MarkMel -

How long were the dropouts you had? The split second (just a quick stutter) like I had or were the dropouts longer (closer to a second)?

I just switched to an optical cable last night. I will see
how it works.

#9 of 12 OFFLINE   MarkMel

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Posted December 22 2003 - 08:01 AM

Tom, see your PM.
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#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Mike Veroukis

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Posted December 22 2003 - 09:50 AM

Hmmm... check the bit rates on the DVD in the scenes that the drop-outs occure in. Possible the DVD player can't handle the throughput? This happens on my computer when I switch to DTS EX mode when watching movies, but seems to go away with normal 5.1 and especially 2 channel mixes. I suspect my sound card can't hack it, but now that I think of it, perhaps I should upgrade the cheapie cable I use.... This thread got me thinking!!!!

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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   Jeff W.

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Posted December 23 2003 - 06:02 AM

Make sure you don't have any post processing going on either in the DVD or the receiver. Turn off any "DNR", "Night mode", "3D mode" or other fake-surround effects, and all other post processing effects.

I had this problem with my old Onkyo receiver on DTS tracks if I used the "Cinema Re-EQ" feature. Turning that off fixed the problem (and gave me my treble back).

#12 of 12 OFFLINE   BrentG

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Posted December 24 2003 - 03:04 AM

I have a 2400 using the optic cable and have watched many DVD's. Never had a sound drop out at all other then the normal 1 during the layer change.

Have watch DD5.1, DD5.1/EX, DTS5.1, DTS5.1/ES