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post #31 of 243
I live in Bangkok, Thailand
I had bought the Total Recall and played the Extended Director's Cut
I also have multiple audio drop outs on SONY S-550 via YAMAHA RXV-765 ( 5.1 TrueHD)
and I 'm waiting for the feedbacks of the distributor.
post #32 of 243
I just finished watching the blu ray form Redbox and I had at least three audio drop outs.They lasted for just a second but when the audio returned the lips where very out of synch. The video never dropped out. Rewinding the blu ray put the video and audio back in synch. I have never had an audio or video drop out in my system. I was using my Sony PS3 slim to play the blu ray. I have an Onkyo 805 so the sudden audio drop out really scared me because they are known to have HDMI failures with audio and video drop outs as an early sing of HDMI board failure. I thought great. My AVR is finally giving out. I'm glad it looks like it's the disk that is the problem and nothing is wrong with my AVR.
post #33 of 243
Only 30 mins in and already experiences 5 or so dropouts with oppo 93 w/ latest fw. Enjoying the movie so far.

Update: Enjoyed the movie and thought the soundtrack was vey dynamic and engaging. I especially liked the subtle LFE that was present throughout the film. Audio drop outs persisted throughout the movie and overall impacted my enjoyment of the film. I probably experienced in the neighborhood of ~15 in total. As everyone else reported, backing up and replaying the scene never duplicated the same dropout, nor did it seem to be related to bitrate.
Edited by pauleyc - 12/18/12 at 8:04pm
post #34 of 243
Just rented from redbox.. Many dropouts.. Tried s590 and my ps3... Same deal...it got worse and became unwatchable at the end. Nice job testing your crap release sony...
post #35 of 243
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Originally Posted by Donmonte View Post

I also have multiple audio drop outs on the Oppo 93.
Hope it's a firmware issue and that it gets resolved soon, otherwise it's a great disc !
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Yes....had the same issue on my OPPO 93 with multiple audio drop outs. IT was so bad, I turned it off 5 minutes into the movie. I'm sending the BD back to Amazon for a refund.
Edited by graphicguy - 12/19/12 at 6:08am
post #36 of 243
Major audio drop outs throughout whole movie and searched threads and web until found this thread. I'm using oppo 93 and haven't checked on other players yet. I don't have newest firmware update on oppo and will try but seems like that won't fix the problem.
post #37 of 243
Just picked this movie up today, and suffered through multi audio dropouts, and stutters while watching tonight, perhaps 15-20 total. I will be returning this movie tomorrow, as I have nearly 400 BRs w/ no similar issues. Pio SC-09/Oppo-93/ HDMI bitstreaming in 5.1. I will post over on the Oppo 93 thread just in case it's a fw issue, and will notify Oppo tomorrow morning.
post #38 of 243
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,
Paul, I had one audio dropout but when I backed up and tried to replicate it, nothing, so I didn't find it was an issue. I didn't have any other playback problems.
Regards,

I've seen a report from an "industry insider" that this release is causing audio dropouts on multiple brands of players. Sometimes repeatable, sometimes not. Supposedly, Sony is aware of this and looking into it, but good luck getting them to admit it.

Had A Redbox rental, full of drops through the entire film on my Sony. Appears to be A True HD bitstreaming problem.

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post #39 of 243
Thread Starter 
Greetings,

As I mentioned earlier I experienced only a single non-repeatable audio dropout during my evaluation using the Oppo BDP-103. This morning I watched about 40 minutes using my Panasonic DMP-BDT 310 player and didn't have any dropouts. confused.gif

Obviously this is little consolation to those have the problem but I wanted to report it just the same. Sorry guys..


Regards,
post #40 of 243
I watched this last night and had multiple audio dropouts on my two Sony players. However, my LG performed flawlessly and the PQ and AQ on this release are possibly the best in recent memory! The movie, meh. Style over substance...but Kate, oh my goodness!!!!!!eek.gif
post #41 of 243
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rach View Post

I watched this last night and had multiple audio dropouts on my two Sony players. However, my LG performed flawlessly and the PQ and AQ on this release are possibly the best in recent memory! The movie, meh. Style over substance...but Kate, oh my goodness!!!!!!eek.gif

Greetings,

Thanks for sharing Rach (and I agree about Kate!)...wink.gif


Regards,
post #42 of 243
My Oppo 103 had it's first audio dropout about 1hr into the movie (where Quaid starts playing the piano). I had sync issues when I paused the movie. To correct this I had to stop the movie and hit resume playback. This corrected the audio sync problem.
post #43 of 243
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,
As I mentioned earlier I experienced only a single non-repeatable audio dropout during my evaluation using the Oppo BDP-103. This morning I watched about 40 minutes using my Panasonic DMP-BDT 310 player and didn't have any dropouts. confused.gif
Obviously this is little consolation to those have the problem but I wanted to report it just the same. Sorry guys..
Regards,

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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

My Oppo 103 had it's first audio dropout about 1hr into the movie (where Quaid starts playing the piano). I had sync issues when I paused the movie. To correct this I had to stop the movie and hit resume playback. This corrected the audio sync problem.

The Oppo 103 has far fewer issues with this movie than others.
There's one reproduceable audio dropout at the 53:40 time code. And the issues with audio synch after pausing are also known. Oppo is looking into all this but they may not be able to fix things that are broken in the authoring.

Bottom line, this movie is a massive authoring failure and should be returned as defective if you paid for it.
post #44 of 243
I noticed dropouts that occurred every time a big explosion happened. I assumed it was a bandwidth issue...
post #45 of 243
Are these drop outs only in bitstream ?
post #46 of 243
I also had a lot of audio dropouts by using my oppo bdp93 and my anthem d2v. The workaround is to let the oppo do the decoding and send lpcm to your receiver/processor. I did this and worked flawlessly...
post #47 of 243
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post

Are these drop outs only in bitstream ?

Greetings,

That seems to be the case. Internally decoding in the player seems to be fine.

Regards,
post #48 of 243
Thanks. My Oppo is set to LPCM so good to go.
post #49 of 243
is it possible that the audio dropouts are related to Cinavia (DRM) ?

I too experienced them.
post #50 of 243
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Originally Posted by jbrowne View Post

is it possible that the audio dropouts are related to Cinavia (DRM) ?
I too experienced them.

No, not possible.
post #51 of 243
I had wondered if this version was worth a watch. With Ralph's comments I may have to pick it up.

As far as the audio drops, this smells of the same issues people are having (myself included) with the latest Disney releases. Brave and Finding Nemo. It seems Disney has switched to a "seamless branching" layout on the BD Discs to help fight piracy of the movie.

Go into the BD Software area here and have a look at the Brave and Nemo threads. The drops are random and happen to lots of people.
post #52 of 243
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,
As I mentioned earlier I experienced only a single non-repeatable audio dropout during my evaluation using the Oppo BDP-103. This morning I watched about 40 minutes using my Panasonic DMP-BDT 310 player and didn't have any dropouts. confused.gif
Obviously this is little consolation to those have the problem but I wanted to report it just the same. Sorry guys..
Regards,

I had it on my my 93 Ralph but I put it on my Denon 2500BT Ralph no issue at all.
post #53 of 243
Same problem here with the dropouts on the ps3 and my first thought was to check here and avs never fails, glad it wasnt a system issue, but ejecting the disc and back in again fixed the issue as well as the lip sync
post #54 of 243
Hey guys,
I'm having the same problem with the bluray. I even took it to exchange it for a new one and sound keeps going out. I ha only tried using the oppo bluray I have and was frustrated. Then the next day when I bought a new one I took it happened again and this time I tried it on my ps3. It seemed like it was going good and then it dropped once and it started having a delay on the dialogue. So I'm pretty sure it's the disc. Hopefully they fix it. Take care.
post #55 of 243
On my Sony BDP-S350(firmware current) I had around 10 or so audio drops and then when it got to the piano scene I lost all audio and it froze up. I then ejected and tried again at that scene and same thing happened.
Then I tried it in my PS3 slim and it worked flawlessly and I enjoyed the rest of the flick. Something ain't rite thats for sure.....
Kate Beckinsdale can chase me down anyday!!!
post #56 of 243
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Originally Posted by Del Cosmos View Post

I noticed dropouts that occurred every time a big explosion happened. I assumed it was a bandwidth issue...

This seems to be spot on in my experience. All the drops outs were during dynamic sequences which are quite often in this movie.
post #57 of 243
Ok, I posted my first response last night while I was in the theater using the oppo 93 with purchased firmware and had tons of audio drop outs during dynamic scenes.

I upgraded the firmware and watched the movie again and there wasnt a noticable difference and most of the drop outs were in the same scenes when there was action but cant say they were exactly the same although they occured in the same scene. The theater has the oppo 93 and Denon 4311.

I then came inside and watched a lot of it for the third time using a Sony BDP S360 and Denon 1312 which neither has updated firmware and the film played perfect.

Since others are stating multiple BDPs are having drop outs while some arent thought I would report how my disc works fine with my "lower" quality equipment while it wont hardly play at all on my rather expensive theater gear. I will keep it since its a rather good film but its ashame I will miss out on the LFE in the theater.
post #58 of 243
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Originally Posted by gonzalc3 View Post

I also had a lot of audio dropouts by using my oppo bdp93 and my anthem d2v. The workaround is to let the oppo do the decoding and send lpcm to your receiver/processor. I did this and worked flawlessly...

Sorry for my ignorance but could you tell me how to set my oppo for this setting?
post #59 of 243
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by audiovideoholic View Post

Sorry for my ignorance but could you tell me how to set my oppo for this setting?

Greetings,

audiovideoholic, go into the player setup menu, select the audio setup option, select HDMI, set to LPCM.


Regards,
post #60 of 243
These audio dropouts seem to be occurring on different branded players with various newer blu-ray releases.

I've read in multiple forum threads that the temporary fix is to set the player to LPCM rather than bitstream.

Hopefully firmware updates will resolve the issue, otherwise something will need to be done by those releasing these discs.

Oh, and just so we're still on topic, I look forward to buying this movie. Thanks for the review, Ralph!
Edited by dharel - 12/20/12 at 6:03am
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