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dts 24/96 prob

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by the mechanic, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. the mechanic

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    Hi guys,

    Having just upraded my receiver to a denon avr2805 (from a denon avr 2802),
    and trying out my PETER GABRIEL-PLAY dvd, I've hit upon a problem.
    Whilst the audio is ok in PCM, when I switch audio to DTS 24/96 the volume is VERY low??
    The same disc played perfectly in the avr2802 with the audio level being comparable to other music dvd's I own (namely QUEEN's video hit's 1+2).

    Now I know that the 2802 did'nt de-code DTS 24/96 audio,but would automatically downsample it to normal DTS.My problem is that when I play PETER GABRIEL's dvd thru the 2805 (which does de-code 24/96),I can hardly hear it whilst the QUEEN discs play at normal levels??
    Anyone else having this problem? Could it be a faulty disc as the QUEEN discs play perfectly.

    I've double checked all the settings in both my dvd player and amp but still have a problem.
    Any help will be greatly received.
    TTFN
     
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    Hi y'all again,

    Have seemed to answer my own question here but may be of help to other owners having the same problem as me.
    The following statement is taken from the forums board on Peter Gabriel's website:-


    1. DTS audio on PLAY DVD - 6:12:03 PM on Tue 21 Dec

    Since the release of the PLAY DVD we have become aware of an issue affecting the DTS soundtrack on the latest generation of surround amplifiers.

    PLAY is the first disc produced using a new DTS encoder and it seems that the version we used has set a flag within the DTS audio stream that can cause a 30db reduction in volume.

    We have only experienced the issue on a Denon AVR-3805 amplifier (kindly lent to us by Denon UK), although it may be more widespread as new audio decoder chips reach the consumer market in other products. Reading through our DVD forum, our experience would tie in with the comments of people on the boards . A 30db volume reduction is very noticeable, so the DTS audio heard through these amplifiers is going to be both disappointing, and give a you big shock if you turn it up and then flip back to one of the other audio tracks, or navigate back to a menu.

    Only the latest amplifiers are reading the 'Dialogue Normalization" setting in the DTS audio which is causing the volume reduction. Other amplifiers are simply ignoring this information, so during the product development and testing, and to most consumers the DTS was and still is the best sounding audio on the disc.

    We are currently working with DTS, Warner Vision and Denon to find a solution, and will keep you posted.

    Please let us know if you have experienced this problem on any other equipment.

    webmaster@petergabriel.com

    So it seems there IS an encoding error on the disc and its not me.
    Next question is:- in a situation like this would it be normal practice for WARNER VISION to replace the faulty disc with a "fixed" one (free of charge by returning old one) ? ? I have no experience with this situation and would gladly accept any info regarding this matter.

    Cheers everyone,

    TTFN
     
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    I'll have to see how the Queen disc plays on my amp as I've just replaced my old sony strdb930 with the Denon avr 2805. The Sony amp didn't like that disc much.
     
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    Well, having initially thought it sounded the same as the pcm soundtrack, then realising it was only playing as pcm and finding the bitstream option in the dvd set up menu :blush:, it plays ok, abit louder than the pcm but to be honest it doesn't sound a great deal better.
     

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