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post #661 of 670 Old 11-01-2016, 10:15 AM
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My denon can't be updated

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Can anyone tell me the difference in Vudu Dolby digital plus and Netflix dolby digital plus. Vudu sounds great on my Denon avr 591 but Netflix sounds bad.

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Can anyone tell me the difference in Vudu Dolby digital plus and Netflix dolby digital plus. Vudu sounds great on my Denon avr 591 but Netflix sounds bad.

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Vudu uses DD+ at a bit rate higher than dolby digital to provide extra channels/quality.

Netflix uses DD+ at a bit rate lower than dolby digital to preserve bandwidth at the same quality.
If you have a device that will convert DD+ into dolby digital (Apple TV, some TVs) then you could use that to playback netflix content and not have distortion.
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I use roku 3 connected directly to my avr

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Still happens on a Denon AVR-3310c

Having this problem with Netflix on my Denon AVR-3310ci - Happens with both a Roku 2 and a Xfinity X1. Anyone know if there was a fix for this model Denon?
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It's a damn shame I have to use Ps4 to watch Netflix instead on my roku because of Netflix's refusal to fix their Dolby Digital plus problem with Denon recievers.

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I have a Marantz AV7701 and the hiss is absolutely unacceptable on it. Just terrible. Firmware is up to date and it's doing it all the time. I'm never buying a Marantz product again. It's been like this for years and they just can't fix it? Really? Wish I could afford an Emotiva XMC-1 right now, I want to toss this thing out the window.

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Had no issues playing DD+ on Netflix with a Chromecast and Marantz SR5004 in my HT room.

Now having the issue of the odd voices sounding like it's underwater with DD+ on my Samsung 4K Ultra HD blu-ray player and a Pioneer VSX-919 receiver in my main living room. No big issue as I use the Netflix app via my OLED TV which is connected to the Pioneer via Optical so it does standard Dolby Digital 5.1 instead of using the DD+ that is output from my player.

Just weird it happens on one setup but not the other! Did look at updating the firmware on the Pioneer but I think it's too risky.
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Hi. Don't mean to derail the technical discussion going on, but I have a Sony HT-CT660 Sound Bar. It's worked fantastically until I finally got some hardware capable of bitstreaming the DD Plus stream off Netflix, Now I get the garbled audio that's been much discussed here. I am about 3 months outside my warranty period and as much as it sucks since this is a widespread general product defect, I have to pay for a fix since my unit doesn't have either wi-fi or a user-accessible port for a firmware upgrade.

So, to anyone who has my specific unit: has your HT-CT660 actually been fixed after sending it back to the factory? 'Is this particular unit repairable' is what I'm asking. Thanks for any input.


I too have a 660 and am bummed to learn about this issue.

I don't have any plans to pay for a repair with my aging bar, but am hoping for tips regarding any workaround. For example, does changing the audio format properties at Netflix help? Example: One post I discovered suggested switching from DD + to "Stereo" in audio preferences in the Netflix app (whichever device is hosting it).

Alternatively, does switching the 660 out of a surround sound field mode to "Stereo" do the trick?

Another idea I had was to see if streaming to the bar through an alternate device might help. I hope to find a workable solution through my Panasonic blu-ray player; if the issue presents there, too, I was going to set the unit to output PCM instead of the native, bit-streamed format (if that setting governs streaming and not just disc playback).

Others have said that switching to an optical digital line from certain streaming devices might also help.

At any rate, I hope HT-CT660 enthusiasts who haven't sought repair have figured out a way around this issue.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Bump!

So happy to find this thread so I know I am not crazy. Getting this really bad on my Denon 1911 and FireTV. Either Amazon, Netflix, or hbo go. Did not notice it with an Apple TV, but that used plain Dolby digital. Will try turning off DD+ and just use regular DD and see results. I am 99% positive I've heard the hissing/clipping in rear channels too.

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