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Originally Posted by Dan P.
I encountered a popping sound after I came out of the setup menu for "Master and Commander". I went into the menu to select the DTS-MA audio and as soon as I did that (or immediately afterwards) I got very noticeable popping sounds. It was not the "bomb" sound descibed elsewhere here that happens during the movie. Rather, it was a lot of quick popping, like walking on a piece of very loud bubble wrap. It was not dangerously loud (no where near as load as the cannon fire in the movie itself), but loud enough to be disturbing never-the-less. It only lasted maybe 2 or 3 seconds.
I re-loaded the disc from scratch (open drawer) and just pressed "play" without going into the setup menu audio options, and it did not occur. I also noticed that the vaious stuff (FBI page, studio logos) before the movie starts is DD, then, when the movie starts, it switches into DTS-MA. Perhaps manually selecting MA on the audio setup menu at some slice of time before or right around when it gets engaged on its own caused a glitch in the bitstream(?) I don't know. I'm not entirely sure I want to experiment and try to duplicate it.
I go into audio setup mostly out of habit. DTS is an option on those DVDs that carry it, with DD being the default, so I'm in the habit of going to the menu to select DTS for DVD. It's not necessary with BD since discs with MA will use that as a default (at least the Fox titles). So, I probably don't need to go in there and will likely never encounter this again (I hope).
I'm bitstreaming from a Denon 3800 to a Denon 3808. My firmware is one release short of the very latest for each of these components. I've watched many MA titles with no issue, and selected the MA track manually many times before. I don't think there is anything wrong with this title in particular. It plays great all the way through (a reference MA demo disc for sure). End QUOTE
I noticed the same thing with my Denon 3808 last week with Master and Commander. Has anybody else had this with a Denon product? I believe I have the most recent updates on the 3808.