Sound problem

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  1. Gordon

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    I am new to this site and to home theater. The information on this site has been very helpful but I have a problem that I hope someone can help with.

    I just picked up the Onyko HT-760 (TX-SR501 receiver). I connected it with a digital optical cable to my Panasonic DVD CV52. The sound is great since before my receiver I just had sound from my TV (I'll never go back to that). The problem is about ten times during a DVD in 5.1 surround sound mode I get sound dropout (I think that’s the term) for a split second. I am going to try a new optical cable, the dvd player only has optical out no coaxial.

    Do you think there is a compatibility issue between the DVD player and receiver? Does anyone have this setup without this problem? I might get a new player but I want to be sure this problem will be fixed. I do get surround sound out of the DVD it just drops now and then and I think its only when in surround sound mode. It happens on more than on DVD too.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Tim K

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    There is likely either a problem with your player or the cable. Try a different cable first. Then try using another player (borrow one from a friend maybe). See if that solves the problem. I've never heard of such a thing as a "compatibility problem" between a player and receiver (with the exception of trying to pass DTS to a receiver that is not DTS capable).
     
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    Gordon, I have basically the same setup as you. I have the TX-SR501 and a Panasonic DVD-CV290. The DVD player was from a Panny HTIB. I have no dropouts, so its likely a cable issue. Does the problem happen when you receiver is in both Stereo and Surround mode?
     
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    Hopefully, it has nothing to do with the audio drop-out problems that plaqued many Onkyo receivers before with Dolby Digital tracks.

    I have an Onkyo 797 that was serviced for audio drop-outs.

    Is it all discs? Is it only during Dolby Digital and not DTS or both? DVDs with Dolby Digital EX were the major problem discs with the issue I just mentioned.

    Hope a new cable will do it.

    P.S. Check all the settings for the receiver and player too.
     
  5. Gordon

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    Thanks for all the help.
    It was a bad optical cable. It's now fixed and sounds great.
     

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