Originally Posted by Thxtheater
Originally Posted by AVfile
I've only had one temporary drop-out so far that lasted about 5 seconds. It was about an hour into the BRAVE blu-ray. Without touching anything the video came back on its own. This has NEVER happened before.
This reminds me about one issue I immediately found after the 3D upgrade but forgot to report: If I set the VIDEO CONFIG - DATA option to anything other than AUTO it results in a corrupted image (some funky color and wavy lines, not black). This is most unusual because I used to run it at 8-BIT before the upgrade, never AUTO. Setting it to AUTO immediately rights the image, no dropping.
PS - Disney's Brave TrueHD 7.1 (based on the first Dolby Atmos mix) is the most amazing soundtrack I've ever heard. Everyone audiophile in America should go and buy it now on your Black Friday week deals.
I've also experienced that "drop out" with Blurays with my AVM50v. What happens with me is it's as though the HDMI handshake is resynchronizing. If you look at the display on the Anthem, it will lose all input parameters and then everything like 1080p, and audio signal will come back. I've purchased brand new Tributaries HDMI cables from my dealer (they recommended these), BlueJeans cables, and used Monoprice cables as additional test beds because they are cheaper. I've had the issue with all of them. I have a pretty large inventory of HDMI cables as a result of all my attempts.
My unit was sent back to Anthem and came back clear; however, I've had anomalies with signal from my Oppo BDP-83 (only BluRays) and going from there to my display as you saw. Just can't figure it out. My sense is the dealer had issues too as they told me, "The Anthem is very sensitive to HDMI cables [vs other brands]". Not sure I believe that specific statement; however, I've always been a proponent of getting certified and good quality cables.I'm curious: if you change the display settings as I indicated, do you also lose video?
The audio drop outs in "Brave", Blu-ray, are almost certainly player performance issues triggered by the way this disc is authored. They've now been reported in multiple settings (different players and different sound processors). Use of LPCM output from the player may be a cure, but there's no guarantee of that.
"Brave" has been authored with a complicated file branching scheme intended to foil disc copying software. As is often the case when studios try such cunning plans, they appear to have screwed up playback for normal viewers using legitimate discs. Deep sigh....
In the OPPO players, the older 83 and 93/95 will produce these brief audio (only) drop outs late in the film where a bunch of the file complexity happens. The newer 103/105 players do NOT appear to generate these. If the drop outs are going to happen, the time codes where they happen are known, but if you play over the same scene again the dropout does not repeat. Thus there is something structural in the disc authoring causing this, and it appears to require the disc be played from the start. Even backing up several Chapters is not enough to get the drop out to happen.
It remains to be seen whether:
1) The studio has violated the rules of Blu-ray authoring, to the detriment of people with somewhat older players, OR
2) The players (different brands) exhibiting the problem have violated the requirements of Blu-ray playback, OR
3) Blu-ray Disc Association has failed, once again, to specify the rules sufficiently, and the studio has taken advantage of this, again to the detriment of people with older, somewhat slower players.
Short of upgrading to a faster player, I know of no workaround, and I'd be surprised if Disney recalls the discs to replace them with less cunning discs that actually work. (That, too, remains to be seen.) Fortunately, the audio drop outs are few in number and brief.
--BobEdited by Bob Pariseau - 11/19/12 at 12:29pm