Atlantis and Audio Dropouts with Onkyo 797

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  1. JoeyB

    JoeyB Agent

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    Just got Atlantis (single disc) and I am experiencing frequent audio dropouts with Dolby Digital through my Onkyo 797 receiver, ala JPIII and PH. Anybody else having similar problems?

    I really hope this is a defective disk instead of a problem with the DD EX encoding, as this disk does NOT have an alternate (i.e. DTS) soundtrack.
     
  2. Eric Sevigny

    Eric Sevigny Stunt Coordinator

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    Just finished watching the single disk edition. I have a Yamaha RXV-800 with Pioneer DV-333 and did experience several audio dropouts - although only one severe, all the others were going away once I backed up the DVD and played the scene again.

    The severe one happened at about the 80 minutes mark. The picture stutters a bit and I loose the sound for about 2 seconds.

    I wonder if the 2 disk version is any better...
     
  3. PatrickM

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    Hmmm, I've watched more than half of the 2 disc edition (before my son fell asleep) but in DTS and at least in DTS I had no issues. I'm playing it on a RP91 with a Denon 5800 for reference.

    Patrick
     
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    I started a thread about this for the collectors edition. The drop-out on the CE occurs at one specific spot and is the same for DD/DTS/FrenchDD. And i thought the single-disc version wouldn't have any problems...
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=41340
     
  5. GaryCo

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    i have heard of this with the DD track in 5.1, (something with a change in decoding mechanics for the ex flag) and not the DTS. I played the beginning of the movie today thru the outlaw 1050 in 5.1 DD ex and there was a problem with drop outs. The outlaw kicked the track to 6.1 where no dropouts occured. When i set it to 6.1 there was no problem. I have not played the whole movie and probably won't till this weekend.

    There is another site which this is discussed in a little more detail, but I don't if admins will allow.
     
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    I played the 2 disc version in DTS straight through with no drop outs. This one a Panasonic H1000 into a Denon 3802.
     
  7. Patrick Lisabelle

    Patrick Lisabelle Auditioning

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    Drop outs in DD (english and frech) but not in DTS.

    Tested the CE on a kenwood vr-510
     
  8. JoeyB

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    So the collectors edition has the DTS soundtrack as well? If so, I'll return my non-CE version.
     
  9. David Stone

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    If you are having dropouts, please post the minute-mark in the film. (I bought the single version disc, but will not have time to sit through an uninterupted viewing for some time.)

    Thanks!
     
  10. Patrick Lisabelle

    Patrick Lisabelle Auditioning

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    For me, it happens all the time. It's like the sound is skipping.
    It sucks big time cause I have to watch it in DTS (which is good in itself) but since I'm the only one in the house who speaks english, the rest of the family is basicly screwed [​IMG]
     
  11. JoeyB

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    David:

    I have at least one dropout per minute during the film with DD5.1.
     
  12. Neil Joseph

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    No problems. Toshiba 3108, Sony 925
     
  13. Ron-P

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    No dropouts with my JVC-S60 and Marantz SR5000.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    Watched the CE last night with no dropouts.

    Listened to the DD5.1 (forgot to switch to dts), player is Panasonic RP91, Sony ES 333 receiver.

    By the way, did anybody else notice that the layer change was a bit severe on this one? I think it happened at about 1:09:39 (if I remember right) on the CE when the big doctor ("Sweet") was onscreen. The pause seemed a bit longer than most other DVDs I've watched on the RP91. Not a big deal, but I was wondering if others saw the same thing.
     
  15. Matt Broeska

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    tosh 2109/marantz sr-6200

    both dts and dd: no dropouts
     
  16. Troy LaMont

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    Read Onkyo's message to consumers regarding DD dropouts on EX encoded DVDs. Although Atlantis is the latest victim.
    I've had no problems with the DD track on my 777.
    Troy
     

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