First let me say, "I know".
this is really going to look like a troll attempt. It isn't.
I'm just looking to see what you guys think.
- New Onkyo 807. Received two weeks ago. (No firmware update done)
- HTPC Running MyMovies 3, TMT 3 (all latest versions) Windows 7
- Movie night at Woo's house. Transformers 2. Local Best Buy purchase. (Didn't have time for online)
Opening clip of Dreamworks logo, no issues. Then when the first of the stars fly by for the Paramount logo.... BOOM
As this was my first time with the infamous "DTS Bomb" I assumed it was an effect for the movie. "Damn scary", I thought. Everyone jumped.
Then when Optimus Prime is talking about Earth and they show the cavemen in silouhette, BOOM BOOM. ... and on it goes....
Stop the movie.
"Is it too loud?" "Am I hitting some limiter?"
Try lower volume. BOOM!
Maybe the online copy is bad, try the disc in the player, Same exact
booms at the exact
spots in the movie.
Tell TMT3 to use the DTS core and booms go away.
After everyone leaves I'm trying to sort out what is going on. Played "Wanted", no boom.
Played X-Men III, no boom.
Both are DTS Master...
Confused and thinking it's the disc, I went to bed. Searched google the next day and found nothing on "audio mastering problems Transformers 2" or any reasonable permutation.
The next day, while looking to see if I should be updating firmware on the 807 I come across the words "DTS Bomb". AHA!!!
But now as I continue to look, I'm not seeing any reports of this. The firmware changes (which I've updated since) are supposed to prevent it. DTS has updated their software and yet. BOOM.
Some relevant facts:
- No picture loss with Boom.
- Boom appears to be same volume no matter what level system is at. (although i haven't really tested this extensively)
- Happens exact same time, every time.
- Happens throughout the movie. (This is an assumption as I forwarded the movie to at least 4 other scenes and it continued to happen quite often. Couldn't go 30 seconds without it.
So... what do you guys think? Freaky DTS Bomb resurgence, some funky handshake thing, or some special DTS/Onkyo "Stop watching bad movie now" setting that is attempting a Pavlovian "correction"?