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Old 03-09-2009, 12:55 AM   #1461
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Hi All, I have the same problem as thefly except mine is on the Golden Compass BD. I can change the audio setting from Direct to Mix and the crackling noise in the rear speakers goes away, however when I change the S550 audio setting to Mix I only get DTS 7.1 and not DTS-HD MA 7.1.

So thefly when you change your settings you only get the DTS audio and not the DTS-HD-MA.

I have other BD that have the DTS-HD-MA 7.1 and they play like there suppose to with the S550 audio setting on Direct, and the rear speakers do not crackle and pop.

So folks is I thing this is a problem with my BD of Golden Compass, can anyone verify this.

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Old 03-09-2009, 02:17 AM   #1462
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Keep the audio on "direct" and try the following:

Try turning ATT "on" and let us know if it stops the issue. By doing this you are reducing the analog output volume (thereby reducing possible distortion). I believe that turning ATT on reduces the volume by about 6 db. Test it at your normal volume (on your preamp/receiver) and then retest it by increasing your normal pream/receiver volume by 6 db and let us know the results.
Sorry, ATT?

EDIT: See now what setting you are talking about, I will try this later this week - thanks

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Old 03-09-2009, 04:56 PM   #1463
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:38 PM   #1464
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Please see my response to the thefly above. Let us know your results too.
Thanks for the advise Frank, I will try this and see how it works, however I have not had to do this in the past with any of my other DTS-HD-MA 7.1 BD and they all sounded great. So this would be a temporary fix at best, which leads me to believe something is wrong with the disk.

I will Try it though and post back.

thefly, look under Audio Settings, then Audio ATT

EDIT: Frank I just tried this and it did not make any difference. I still hear the crackling in the rear speakers.

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:47 PM   #1465
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Hi All,

In the mean time I have another situation I would like to discuss, I watched the BD Wall-E over the weekend, Great movie. In the Setup menu I noticed a section in there about Maximize Your Home Theater. I went into this just to see what it does, however I found out that when I got to number 2. Aspect Ratio & Framing, there is a round plate in the middle of the screen with what is suppose to be 3 Squares around the outer edges. The screen before this states that you should change your Widescreen/Zoom option on your TV or BD player so that you see as many of these squares as possible without distorting the circle.

When I look at mine I only see two squares, and nothing I change gets that third square in view.

So my question is has anyone else done this and if so how many squares did you see???


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Old 03-09-2009, 09:51 PM   #1466
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Thanks for the advise Frank, I will try this and see how it works, however I have not had to do this in the past with any of my other DTS-HD-MA 7.1 BD and they all sounded great. So this would be a temporary fix at best, which leads me to believe something is wrong with the disk.

I will Try it though and post back.

thefly, look under Audio Settings, then Audio ATT

EDIT: Frank I just tried this and it did not make any difference. I still hear the crackling in the rear speakers.

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Thanks for the update - I will give it a shot on Dark City this week anyways just to see.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:53 PM   #1467
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Hi All,

In the mean time I have another situation I would like to discuss, I watched the BD Wall-E over the weekend, Great movie. In the Setup menu I noticed a section in there about Maximize Your Home Theater. I went into this just to see what it does, however I found out that when I got to number 2. Aspect Ratio & Framing, there is a round plate in the middle of the screen with what is suppose to be 3 Squares around the outer edges. The screen before this states that you should change your Widescreen/Zoom option on your TV or BD player so that you see as many of these squares as possible without distorting the circle.

When I look at mine I only see two squares, and nothing I change gets that third square in view.

So my question is has anyone else done this and if so how many squares did you see???


Thanks,
HamRadioNut

I did this and was able to change my TV settings (Sharp Aquos) to "dot to dot" and I was able to see all 3 squares. Interestingly though, I couldn't get the rest of the tests to work as the disk just skipped to the next screen not allowing me to adjust the colour settings etc.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:15 PM   #1468
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Well I just got back from Fry's Electronics and the salesman was adamant about how you can only hear the HD dts MA sound thru HDMI only. I tried to tell him that with the Sony s550 that you can get HD sound thru multichannel connections and he said no way. According to him you can only get the sound thru an hdmi connection and a HD receiver with hdmi inputs. Also he was playing a disc and switching from dts to hd dts to hear the difference. The HD sound was definitely louder but I wonder if it was set that way. Also he had the 7.1 setup going. I don't think it was an accurate representation for showing the differences between regular dts and HD dts but maybe I'm wrong. From everything I've read on this thread, you can get HD dts thru the multichannel connections. Have I misinterpreted what I've read here?
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:32 PM   #1469
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Well I just got back from Fry's Electronics and the salesman was adamant about how you can only hear the HD dts MA sound thru HDMI only. I tried to tell him that with the Sony s550 that you can get HD sound thru multichannel connections and he said no way. According to him you can only get the sound thru an hdmi connection and a HD receiver with hdmi inputs. Also he was playing a disc and switching from dts to hd dts to hear the difference. The HD sound was definitely louder but I wonder if it was set that way. Also he had the 7.1 setup going. I don't think it was an accurate representation for showing the differences between regular dts and HD dts but maybe I'm wrong. From everything I've read on this thread, you can get HD dts thru the multichannel connections. Have I misinterpreted what I've read here?
Nope, not a bit. You are correct, and the Fry's worker is wrong. I intentionally purchased the S550 because of its 7.1 analog out for HD audio. The volume might be a little lower with analog, but the remote's display button always brings up dts HD.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:22 AM   #1470
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I'm using analog and I do get HD sound. It sounds like he's just trying to sell you a new AVR in addition to the player. Of course, it isn't beyond credibility to believe that he is just plain ignorant. I had a salesman at HH Gregg that didn't even know what digital TV was (he thought it was synonymous with flat panel)! What they don't know, they fake. As far as they are concerned, if they make the sale, that's all that matters.

Get your technical information from Blu-ray.com and don't ask the salesmen technical questions. Just ask financial questions like, "is it going on sale", or "is there a rebate". That stuff they know.

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Old 03-15-2009, 12:49 AM   #1471
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I'm using analog and I do get HD sound. It sounds like he's just trying to sell you a new AVR in addition to the player. Of course, it isn't beyond credibility to believe that he is just plain ignorant. I had a salesman at HH Gregg that didn't even know what digital TV was (he thought it was synonymous with flat panel)! What they don't know, they fake. As far as they are concerned, if they make the sale, that's all that matters.

Get your technical information from Blu-ray.com and don't ask the salesmen technical questions. Just ask financial questions like, "is it going on sale", or "is there a rebate". That stuff they know.
You're right. I've got to stop asking tech questions to sales people. I get accurate answers on this site. I have to admit I started looking the newer AVR strictly because of the easy HDMI connection. Also the sound setup would be easier, ie. boosting the subwoofer, etc. It seems that with an HDMI connection you would basically be adjusting the volume. Yamaha seems to have some reasonably priced AVR's.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:13 AM   #1472
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Well I just got back from Fry's Electronics and the salesman was adamant about how you can only hear the HD dts MA sound thru HDMI only. I tried to tell him that with the Sony s550 that you can get HD sound thru multichannel connections and he said no way. According to him you can only get the sound thru an hdmi connection and a HD receiver with hdmi inputs. Also he was playing a disc and switching from dts to hd dts to hear the difference. The HD sound was definitely louder but I wonder if it was set that way. Also he had the 7.1 setup going. I don't think it was an accurate representation for showing the differences between regular dts and HD dts but maybe I'm wrong. From everything I've read on this thread, you can get HD dts thru the multichannel connections. Have I misinterpreted what I've read here?
Jmobie is absolutely correct. Your salesman is displaying the usual level of ignorance of your average sales guy.The classic example was from a mate of mine who asked the salseman for an HD STB only to be told that they were not available, you have to get a PVR to get HD TV receiver.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:01 PM   #1473
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Well I just got back from Fry's Electronics and the salesman was adamant about how you can only hear the HD dts MA sound thru HDMI only. I tried to tell him that with the Sony s550 that you can get HD sound thru multichannel connections and he said no way. According to him you can only get the sound thru an hdmi connection and a HD receiver with hdmi inputs. Also he was playing a disc and switching from dts to hd dts to hear the difference. The HD sound was definitely louder but I wonder if it was set that way. Also he had the 7.1 setup going. I don't think it was an accurate representation for showing the differences between regular dts and HD dts but maybe I'm wrong. From everything I've read on this thread, you can get HD dts thru the multichannel connections. Have I misinterpreted what I've read here?
The guy is an idiot. What does he think the analog outputs are there for anyway? Every BluRay player made with analog outputs will send every single audio codex that it will decode over the analog connection. If the player can decode it, you can send the signal analog. Maybe he thinks that the analog output has the same limitations as the legacy optical/coaxil outputs, which as we all know will not transmit the HD audio due to bandwidth limitations.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:48 AM   #1474
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You're right. I've got to stop asking tech questions to sales people. I get accurate answers on this site. I have to admit I started looking the newer AVR strictly because of the easy HDMI connection. Also the sound setup would be easier, ie. boosting the subwoofer, etc. It seems that with an HDMI connection you would basically be adjusting the volume. Yamaha seems to have some reasonably priced AVR's.
There are some advantages to upgrading to a new AVR, but you don't need one to get HD sound. The only drawback I have is the silence from the back surrounds when I play a 5.1-channel soundtrack. Since using the analog inputs bypasses the AVR digital processing, I can't synthesize the back channels. But don't buy a new AVR unless you really want one. Mine still sounds pretty amazing even without the HDMI interface and the features it brings. I will eventually upgrade to a new AVR, but I have other things I need more right now, like more Blu-ray movies!

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Old 03-21-2009, 10:43 AM   #1475
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There are some advantages to upgrading to a new AVR, but you don't need one to get HD sound. The only drawback I have is the silence from the back surrounds when I play a 5.1-channel soundtrack. Since using the analog inputs bypasses the AVR digital processing, I can't synthesize the back channels. But don't buy a new AVR unless you really want one. Mine still sounds pretty amazing even without the HDMI interface and the features it brings. I will eventually upgrade to a new AVR, but I have other things I need more right now, like more Blu-ray movies!
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:40 PM   #1476
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I have a question... just picked this up and VERY impressed with it so far ! Now for the back USB that has the 1GB card, could i use a usb hub and a wi-fi usb adaptor plus the 1GB card all connected together through the hub?
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:08 PM   #1477
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I have a question... just picked this up and VERY impressed with it so far ! Now for the back USB that has the 1GB card, could i use a usb hub and a wi-fi usb adaptor plus the 1GB card all connected together through the hub?
Currently, the USB on the back is for BD Live content only. The S550 can't utilize a wi-fi adapter. If you really need wi-fi, you might want to wait on the S560, coming later this year, which will have built in wi-fi capability.You will lose the analogs out though.

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Old 03-24-2009, 02:29 PM   #1479
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The reason you can't find it anywhere (almost) is because they are not in production anymore and they sold most of their inventory. It will be replaced by the S560 witch doesn't seem to have a Analog Output anymore (from the specs)
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