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Alex Low

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Hoping someone could help me out here :(

So whenever I play a CD with my Blu-ray player, the speaker seems to always skip the first couple of seconds of the opening track. Any idea what the problem could've been?
 

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It might be your receiver, taking a moment to determine the signal type and changing its setting.

Does your blu-ray have a digital audio output in addition to HDMI? If so you could send that to a separate input on your receiver, and then set that input for "PCM" instead of "Auto." That would probably take care of the problem.

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Hey Wayne, thanks for replying! :)

Yes, my Blu-ray player has a digital output that enables a coaxial cable to plug in (first pic).

However, as you can see with my receiver (second picture), the coaxial cable port is labeled with "CD", and whenever I try to play the Blu-ray player in "CD" mode, it reverts back to "BD" (I'm guessing because of the HDMI cable). The player however, does work in "CD" mode when I remove the HDMI cable, but it still doesn't solve the skipping issue of the opening track. :(

Any idea where else can I plug in the coaxial port in my reciever?

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Turn off all HDMI control settings on both the receiver and Blu-ray player. That should stop the receiver from over-riding the input setting.
 

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Which “it” are you talking about, the receiver or blu ray player?

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I think he's saying that when he plays a CD, the receiver senses an hdmi signal and automatically switches to the BD input. My guess is Todd is right. Turn off the CEC stuff, or whatever it's called. This is what happens when equipment is designed to try to read our minds.
 

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Turn off all HDMI control settings on both the receiver and Blu-ray player. That should stop the receiver from over-riding the input setting.

Hey John! Yeah it worked! :) However, the player still skips the first couple of seconds of the opening track despite using a coaxial cable in "CD" mode of the receiver. I've also set the player to "PCM". Could this be a receiver problem?
 

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Hey John! Yeah it worked! :) However, the player still skips the first couple of seconds of the opening track despite using a coaxial cable in "CD" mode of the receiver. I've also set the player to "PCM". Could this be a receiver problem?
I don't think changing the player to PCM will make a difference, except it will probably mess up playback of video soundtracks. It should be set to "bitstream".

I think someone already mentioned this, but if there is an audio input format setting for the CD input, if it's set to "Auto", set that to PCM. That should be what the original suggestion was meaning. Something is causing the receiver to delay figuring out what the signal is for CDs, which is PCM. So, if you can tell the receiver that the CD input is always PCM, it should fix the delay. The hdmi input for BluRay should usually be on "Auto" because that can be fed a variety of different audio formats.

And yes, it could be a problem with the receiver, or it might just be a bad design.
 

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I don't think changing the player to PCM will make a difference, except it will probably mess up playback of video soundtracks. It should be set to "bitstream".

I think someone already mentioned this, but if there is an audio input format setting for the CD input, if it's set to "Auto", set that to PCM. That should be what the original suggestion was meaning. Something is causing the receiver to delay figuring out what the signal is for CDs, which is PCM. So, if you can tell the receiver that the CD input is always PCM, it should fix the delay. The hdmi input for BluRay should usually be on "Auto" because that can be fed a variety of different audio formats.

And yes, it could be a problem with the receiver, or it might just be a bad design.

Yeah, turns out my receiver doesn't have that function. :( Time to get a new one I suppose. Thanks for replying again John!
 

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