Warning: Don't play concert DVDs with THX Cinema mode

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  1. PaulDA

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    I put in the new Phil Collins concert DVD and whenever crowd noise got loud (end of a song, usually) I heard a strange staticky burst from the left rear channel. I tried switching between DD and DTS, still the same problem. Then I noticed THX Cinema was still on (my front left speaker blocks my receiver display from view, it's an unavoidable annoyance for now). I turned it off, problem solved. I have no idea way it would be a problem, but if anyone else is hearing strange noises from concert DVDs, this could be your problem.
     
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    Might be specific to how THX Cinema is implemented in your particular receiver or pre/pro.
     
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    I guess that's possible, but I thought the whole point about THX was a standardized implementation of the post-processing. To be fair, I haven't tried another concert DVD with THX Cinema engaged, but I will do so soon--to satisfy my curiosity, if nothing else.
     

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