Audio dropouts on Onkyo and Outlaw receivers in DD

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  1. Gerard Martin

    Gerard Martin Second Unit

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    It has been reported audio dropouts
    occur in DD soundtract when viewing
    Disneys new Atlantis, can anyone confirm
    this?
     
  2. Patrick R. Sklenar

    Patrick R. Sklenar Second Unit

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    Gerard,

    Yes, this is a known issue. However, I believe a work around has been developed for at least the Outlaw 1050. Some folks have noticed that only some people report this problem while others, such as myself, reported not seeing the problem. Some of us suspected it was a combination of DVD Player, Receiver and/or Connection Type (COAX vs TOSLink). However, I received a phone call from two of the Outlaw's the other evening and they asked me to do some testing (I was one of the five public beta testers of the 1050 back in the summer of '00) to help them firm up their suspicions ...

    My 1050 is configured with six speakers and I've not had the drop outs. They asked me to go into the 1050's Speaker Configuration menu and DISABLE my Center Surround speaker ("C S OFF"). I then plugged JPIII into the DVD player and low and behold ... DD audio drop outs! The Outlaw's said there's no risk of damage to the 1050 if the Center Surround speaker is configured as being ON even if there really isn't one. So, I also turned the Center Surround back on ("C S ON") and physically disconnected my rear center surround and watched the same section of the movie ... no drop outs and no other problems.

    Any Outlaw 1050 owners that are suffering from these DD audio drop-outs may want to check to see if their Center Suround speaker is configured as OFF and turn it ON. If it is ON and you're still seeing the drop-outs, you probably should call 1-866-688-5292 (Outlaw Audio Tech Support) and let them know.
     
  3. Shawn Shultzaberger

    Shawn Shultzaberger Supporting Actor

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    Thanks Patrick for the information. I also have a 1050 and blindly tried turning on my CS with no speaker attached and it worked like a champ. I was worried about the CS not having a speaker attached but now I feel much better. I can live with this. Good reason to ask the wife if I can have a CS. [​IMG]
     

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