Originally Posted by Neuromancer
if it was a buffering issue the errors would occur at the same interval every time. They do not.
If it was an incompatibility issue, the audio should produce dropouts at the same locations (they do not) or be universal to all receivers (they are not).
The player is "smart enough" to decode it internally without any problems but "dumb enough" to cause bit streaming errors. It is entirely a software issue that either needs to be addressed during the authoring or addressed in the firmware of the player.
Sounds reasonable. I was not supporting the idea that it's a buffer issue, since I have no clue, just questioning the idea of the bitstreaming incapability when it does seem "capable" to a large extent. However, I do not think buffering would necessarily
always happen at the same movie time, but I don't know what algorithm they might use. Does Brave use that sorta copy protection scheme where it jumps all over the disc during playback? Can audio dropout be correlated with the jumps (if they exist)? Guess you'd need to have a BD player in your PC and some S/W to tell that, after noting dropout times with the 83. I say this because a "dumb" old player (not my beloved 83??) might
be incapable of properly buffering the next sequential movie portion in advance, and there might be a little audio dropout after the "jump", in association with a slow AVR. My Denon AVR is very slow IMO in syncing with some
changes in the HDMI audio stream, especially does not like interruptions, not so fussy with video changes.
BTW my (2D) Brave copy arrived since last post lol.
Edit: I do have a 93 too, but I will test Brave in the main video system with the 83 (it's there for its IMO superior ABT DVD capability, whereas the 93 is a tad better in the music system).Edited by cfraser - 12/6/12 at 3:02pm