Event-Horizon Blu-ray Dolby True-HD problem

Snake Plissken

Standard Member
Ik have the Event Horizon european blu-ray. On this disc you only have a Dolby True HD english soundtrack, the standard DD tracks are in german, french, etc. The problem is that the core 640 Kbps track of the TrueHD track plays in Stereo on my Yamaha RX-V440RDS, not 5.1 like it does with other TrueHD titles I have. And because there is no standard DD track on the disc I'm stuck with the stereo sound. So I suspect they made a mastering error creating the core of this TrueHD track. Does anyone else have this problem?
 

The SMF

Banned
does it not show DTHD and 5.1 on the back of the case?

i would assume it does and therefore should be 5.1 DTHD
 

mentasm

Distinguished Member
What he's saying that that the Dolby companion track (TrueHD doesn't use Core + Extensions like DTS-HD) is 2.0 instead of 5.1. There is always a standard (lossy) Dolby track on discs that have TrueHD, because TrueHD isn't a mandatory format on Blu-ray. Sounds odd to me. I've never come across a disc with that problem before and I don't have Event Horizon to check. Do you have a BD drive in your PC? If so you can use BDInfo to scan the disc and see what's on there. Are you sure it's not an amp issue? I've accidentally flipped mine into Stereo-only mode for vanilla Dolby before.
 

huzz

Active Member
Ain't got round to watching my copy of Event Horizon yet, but just put it in my Sony BDP-S370 and watched a few minutes. The audio appears to be coming out as Dobly TrueHD 5.1ch 48kHz and was on average between 3 to 4 Mbps. Which was being recognised as TrueHD on my Onkyo HT-R380 and coming out as 5.1.
 

mentasm

Distinguished Member
It's the lossy Dolby that he's having problems with. I can only guess that he doesn't have HD audio capability.
 

Snake Plissken

Standard Member
Thanks for the replies. I bought my Sony BDP-S380 a few days ago and I was testing al my BD discs en Event Horizon was the first one with TrueHD that I tested. I also thought it was settings problem on my BD player and I checked all those (there aren't to many settings in the S380) but wouth result. Then I checked some of my other BD TrueHD titles (Benjamin Button and The Matrix Trilogy) and there I correctly got Dolby Digital 5.1 640 Kbps (info from my S380) and my Reciever also indicated 5.1 sound with the TrueHd track selected. So the problem realy only is with the Event Horizon disc. And most films like the Matrix include a separate DD5.1 track besides the DD TrueHD, but on Event Horizon the ONLY english track is the TrueHD one. So I only have 2 options: buy a TrueHD reciever (bit expensive for 1 disc) or buy another Event Horizon BD with DTS-MA or a working 5.1 TrueHD track. I don't know if anyone has the US version of this film? BTW, I don't have a BD drive in my PC.
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
I have the US Event Horizon disc and it is also TrueHD.
 

IAN P

Novice Member
Seeing as your amp has a 6 channel input, you could test a Blu-ray player with a 6 channel output and you'll be good to go.
 

Dubliner1

Member
I think this bluray also has an issue on the video side- is'nt it stretched vertically?
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Dubliner1 said:
I think this bluray also has an issue on the video side- is'nt it stretched vertically?
Yes just like the DVD it is stretched ever so slightly.
 

mentasm

Distinguished Member
I've just noticed that you wrote that you have the Euro release. At a guess I would say that they have simply defined one of the foreign language tracks as the legacy track, rather than an English Dolby 5.1 track. Of course this is all speculation, but it's the only thing that makes sense if you are certain that your player/amp aren't at fault.
 

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