Just bought JURASSIC PARK III - What's up with the sound?

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  1. Dick

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    For the first time on any DVD I experience consistant drop-outs in the sound of this title. As soon as something loud occurs, the sound from all six speakers drops measurably for a few seconds. I've done all the trouble-shooting. Anyone else experience this? Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Adam Barratt

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    What sort of amp do you have? A Denon or Onkyo? Both have known problems with this disc's Dolby Digital soundtrack.

    Adam
     
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    A Sony, actually. Have persons owning the brands you name had problems ONLY with JPIII as I have?
     
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    I too have Sony receiver and have no problem with JPIII. Are you having problems with the DD or DTS track? (just curious)
     
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    well i have a pioneer receiver but I have never had any problems with JP3
     
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    Same here: Sony and no problems. In fact, I use the T-Rex vs. Spinosaurus fight as one of my reference scenes to show off! [​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm. This is a DD playback, not DTS. I'm stumped. Sounds compressed - you know, like radio station braodcasts that keep the volume within a certain range, except with noticable dropouts. Makes me lean forward involuntarily at regular intervals.
     
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    I also have a Sony receiver and have had no problems at all.
     
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    If it sounds like volume is diminished, is the dynamic range compression on on the receiver? A sony my friend has has it on by accident and Dolby tracks sounded muffled a lot.
     
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    I, too, have a Sony reciever and JPIII DTS plays great.
     
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    I have a Sony receiver with no dropouts. Are you using a digital coaxial or digital optical for the audio bitstream? I have both connected and I was getting dropouts with the optical (not JPIII) so I switched to coaxial. I never bothered to troubleshoot the optical. Probably a dirty connection or something.
     
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    I didn't have any problems with the sound when I rented this via Netflix.
    A better question, in my mind, is "What's Up With This Movie?" [​IMG]
     
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    I have had no problems with both tracks on Sherwood 6095R and Zenith 2300 and Pioneer DV341.
     
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    Same here. I have Ongkyo 676 receiver & Pioneer 525 DVD
    player and never experienced any audio drop-outs all this
    while with all DVD discs.
     
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    I'd bet good money that it's the DVD. Get it exchanged.
     
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    Dick, it might make it easier to help if you listed your reciever and DVD player's brand and model.

    BTW I'll bet your DVD is probably dirty with fingerprints and smudges.
     
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    Do a search, Dick. This is actually a known problem, which I believe is player related. I don't have a sound system to speak of, but I get the dropouts with my Sony DVP-S560D. Others had the same problem, but I don't think it was ever resolved. Something about a problem with certain flags.
     
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    I just got the Jurassic Park Trilogy and watched JP3 (the only one of the three I haven't seen, so I watched it first), only to discover audio/video problems toward the end. I bought it lightly used, and there is a tiny nick toward the outer edge of the disk, but it looks far too minor to be of note.
    The layer change is at 78:00, and about 20 seconds later, the picture begins pixellizing, and the audio skips and drops out intermittently. That goes on for about 90 seconds, then all is good again. It happens on both the DD and DTS soundtracks, and everything else throughout the movie is perfect.
    I'm playing it on a Marantz DV-7010 DVD player and H/K Sig 2.0 preamp, neither of which has experienced such a problem before. In 6 months or so with the Marantz, I think I've only had one rental disc with any audio or video problems, and it's played some pretty scratched up ones.
    Doesn't quite match the other problems reported in this thread and the other thread linked in the post just above mine, but maybe it rings a bell with someone?
    By the way, the audio up to that point is awesome! I was quite shocked by the ending, though. I figured it would go another 20+ minutes...
    Dan
     
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    Dan: Yours sounds like a disc issue. I'd try to get it exchanged if you can. Pixelation breakup almost always means a bad disc.
     

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