About the dropout issue with Pearl Harbor : A box !

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  1. Laurent Balloy

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    Hi there,
    According to Dolby, a little box can fix the mutting / dropout issue with Pearl Harbor, JP3 Atlantid and Crystal chip (included is most A/V receivers [Onkyo, Denon, Kenwood, ...] ) .
    The box is connected between the DVD digital output and the A/V amplifier digital input. The box removes the EX flag from the Dolby Digital EX bitstream (which causes the bug).
    From Dolby :
     
  2. Pete Jennings

    Pete Jennings Second Unit

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    Wouldn't it be simpler for the software DVD mixers/technicians to simply stop doing what it is they are doing to cause the problem? [​IMG]
    Asking consumers to spend extra $$$ just because they got a little "too cute" with the software is really pushing it.
    My $.02
    Pete
     
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  4. Camp

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    Is this only a problem with Pearl Harbor?
     
  5. Jeff Kohn

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    The problem is not actually with Pearl Harbor per se, the problem is with decoders that choke on the DD-EX flag. You could argue that DVD authors should just stop using that flag, but then you're basically saying that people with properly working equipment that could make use of the flag should have to suffer an inconvenience for the sake of people with defective equipment. If you really want to bitch at somebody over this issue, bitch at the manufacturers of the receivers in question, not Dolby or the studios.
     
  6. Laurent Balloy

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    Hi,
     
  7. Gerard Martin

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    Of the three disc's mentioned two
    have alternate sound tracts DTS, I
    see no point in buying or getting as
    the case maybe free a magic black box
    for the one or two disc's that do not
    have DTS. Additionally if studio manufactures were smart they would
    insure their disc's had dual tracts
    to eliminate potential problems such as
    this in the future.
     
  8. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

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    I would be reluctant to add such a device to my setup. While it may fix the audio droput problem on a few discs, what new problems could be created by placing this "magic box" in the digital signal path?
     
  9. Laurent Balloy

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    Why do you think that the box will add problems ?
    So nobody know when it will be available [​IMG]
    Laurent
     

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