Originally Posted by RMK!
I watched Brave last night and noticed several audio drop outs during the movie. Haven't had this problem before and this was just during normal play back (bitstream to an Integra 80.3).
Has there been a firmware upgrade that missed?
I noticed the same thing. I experienced audio drops in Brave at 1:14:33 and 1:24:40. I was able to reproduce the drops at the same times on a Panny BD player I have as well. Switching to LPCM on the 83 cleared up the drops. Haven't had time to try LPCM on the Panny yet. Both of my BD players have 7.1 analog outs, and when I get some time I will try both of them that way.
One other subtle but noticeable mixing error is a change in the tone and pitch of Mary McDonald's voice during her narration in the beginning. At 4:38-4:41 is where you would hear it. This is the same on both of my BD players and using LPCM does not change anything.
I'm using an Onkyo NR808 as a pre/pro (it only runs my surrounds). Everything is up to date firmware wise. Also using LPCM seems to tame the brightness and takes the edge off the major volume changes in the soundtrack.
The audio mix in Brave is one of the most impressive use of the surrounds in my 7.2 system I've heard to date.
Curious to see if those who have experienced drops in Brave have them show up at the same times as I do.