Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Woodinville, Wa
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When I connect the A1 or A2 to my Sony str-de925 receiver via optical, I get annoying gurgling speech on certain movies( only HD-Dvd format, reg dvd no problems)... the worst case and my test case is The Last Samurai where many areas the distorted dialog makes it unbearable to watch, but other movies have this problem as well but not as bad, including a couple spots I noticed last night on King Kong.
At first I thought it was my A1, then with a firmware upgrade the problem wasn't resolved... Now I picked up an A2 and have the same problem. So I've determined it is my receiver that must be the problem. I figure my receiver is getting old...I got it in 1998 or 99 I beleive, but was trying to hold off on upgrading til HDMI 1.3 receivers came out. Overall the receiver has worked great, and I don't have any problems with audio using regular Dvd format, and even some HD disks works fine, like Corpse Bride and a few others had no audio problems.
Note: this sound problem only happens sparatically with speech dialog as far as I can tell. All the other surround audio sounds amazing. My receiver decodes it as dts. Also, I have tried turning on and off dialog enhancement... no help.
Has anyone else had problems with this? Anybody have any recomendations how to fix this annoying problem? Since I've upgraded to the A2, I'm stuck with optical for now.
Thanks for your help.