Originally Posted by Gary Murrell
for the record I should add that I use many of the exact same pieces mentioned in this thread, the Panny BD30 and the Onkyo 885 pre-amp, I have viewed tons of DTS Master stuff and not one single issue with my confirmed working HDMI cable
one thing I should have mentioned about cables, by cheap I don't mean price, I mean the actual physical cable quality, there are plenty of Monster cables around that are 150$ but are simple 28awg with mediocore shielding, I am talking a good darn near garden hose size HDMI cable, 24awg minimum with super duper individual and overall shielding, I have heard other people on AVS report the exact same thing, not saying it is the issue here, just throwing out possiblities which have occured and were corrected in some systems
this could also be bad media, or at least a possiblity of it as it does not seem to be tied to certain equipment etc. as many have mentioned
As I mentioned before Gary, The Golden Compass is the first US disc I've had this problem with.
As for the cables, maybe you should look up who Nordost is. It is not a cable issue.
A serious misconception that people have is that just any HTIB and sub can handle DTS-HD MA. When you have high output AV reciever like an Onkyo 605 or 705 bitstreaming uncompressed sound like this, you have to have a high level speaker and powered sub combo or they will be overloaded.
This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Sure to appreciate the difference between lossless and compressed audio you would probably need something better than the typical HTIB, but MA soundtracks aren't anymore damaging than any other soundtrack played back at high levels. The frequency response is still the same.
And in this case, I don't think anyone would come close to calling my theater a HTIB.
As for the player issue, I've already said that it has happened twice now with the Toshiba A35. I have a feeling the processor is more of a culprit than the player at this point. But, I will be able to test the theory with a Pioneer 95 later this week with The Golden Compass.
WIW, I get the speaker pop all the time, and it has nothing to do with DTS-HDMA. I have a PS3, Pioneer VSX-91TXH, hooked up with HDMI. It's done it ever since the PS3 2.0 update
You guys just don't get it. That is not what we are talking about. That pop is just a break in the digital signal. Things have been doing that since the DVD days. That is why so many AVRs and SSPs have adjustable muting for digital signals. This is not a simple pop. If you heard this it would scare you to death.