Originally Posted by peterjcat
Hey, you're right. I just tested the Touareg scene with a BH200/Onkyo 605 on Bitstream, and the sound does sound weird at the smashes. It's like the sound drops out altogether for a split-second, and then comes back with less impact than you'd expect.
Between that, the DTS-MA bitstream bomb and the secondary audio I think I'll leave the BH200 to decode to multi-channel PCM from now on. (DTS core at 1.5 Mbps should be enough.)
peterjcat, I'm glad someone else finally took a look! It was the first disc I tested, so I assumed I had a receiver that needed a firmware update, but after putting in many other discs, no such problem.
As for the bitstream bomb, my post here
, highlights my experiences updating the 605 firmware. It was a truly painless experience and if you're interested in trying it, I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have, as it has completely cured the bitstream bomb issue.
Originally Posted by FilmMixer
The thing about a bitstream is either all or nothing... it's not audio but a string of data.. the data cannot be manipulated to change the audio content inside of the stream..
I'll have to listen to that scene on my combo (LG/Denon)...
FilmMixer, this is a logical and understandable chain of thought. It would seem then, that the disc is faulty. I look forward to hearing the results you have with the Denon, although it will probably be a similar experience.
Originally Posted by stpat
This wouldn't have anything to do with DRC (Dynamic range compression) being enabled either in the player or the amp (or both) would it?
What you're describing sounds like compression squashing the sound and when you say it comes back with less impact, it sounds like it's pumping (a compression related term).
stpat, before reporting this issue, earlier on in this thread, I took care to be sure that DRC wasn't enabled. The audible effect is quite a bit more pronounced than any properly functioning DRC would produce.