Originally Posted by bigbarney
The DSP firmware update is for the dts bomb issues in the 605, 705, and 805 (that's the popping noise issue)
I have the Onkyo 705 with the "bomb" issue and the drop outs. The firmware update corrected (most) of the "bomb" issues but did not correct the drop outs at all.
Fed up with onkyo and am junking it
Got this from Onkyo and my response.
Sorry for the delayed response , but if the issue persists even after having the lastest DSP update then unfortunately this issue cannot be resolved. We do have a trade in program available that lets you trade this receiver for one of our newer models at a discounted price.
I've been thinking about how to best phrase this and I still think it may come off different than my intention.
When I started playing Monsters University on my BR player (circa 2007), I assumed that there was an issue with the player, which was relatively old compared to what is out there today. We had purchased a Sony S5100 BR player and I thought that maybe that would solve the issue. It didn't. Then I engaged Onkyo about the issue and I assumed that they would have a fix for this. They didn't.
I then took it upon myself to try and figure out a way to enjoy the discs I purchased, without the audio drop outs. I did research, I hunted high and low for data. The players I had would work JUST fine if I enable PCM output instead of bit streaming the trueHD signal. No audio drop outs from the Onkyo. The problem is that everyone of the players I had would only output PCM 2.0, nothing more than that (in other words, no 7.1 sound). That truly sucks to have a wonderful receiver sit there and output 2 channels from a 7.1 channel source because the player decodes it in that form.
Eventually, I couldn't stand that, so I did some research to find a player that would output MPCM (7.1) from either TrueHD or DTS-MA. I found several, but they were expensive (Oppo and Cambridge to name a few). I then stumbled upon a article about a panasonic BR player that would do what the Oppo or Cambridge would do but at a discounted price (it was a 2012 player, still available). I settled on the BMP-BDT500 from panasonic, hoping it would at least output the sound in a MPCM format that the Onkyo would be able to handle without issue.
Interesting enough, it did. But not only via MPCM 7.1 audio, the player also bit streamed the trueHD audio to the 805 I have WITHOUT ISSUE. I have tested several disney discs that are known to be an issue in other player / AVR combos and they didn't have the issue I was seeing.
I guess my question is, Why does the Panasonic work bit streaming the data to my Onkyo 805, but my two other BR players doing the exact same thing would not? This is the question I am still trying to find an answer too, but probably never will.
Thanks for the offer, I'd love to see what the discounted price is, but I doubt it will match the 159 bucks I spent on the Panasonic player to fix this issue with my existing 805.