There's a Diehard Trilogy 3-disc set, all DTS. Like most when given a choice, I still pick DTS, even though it might not make as much sense as I'd like. Call it a whim.
Well, DTS means going into the setup menu, and choosing audio. While that's still true on many discs, DTS or not, it's always true on a DTS encoded disc.
At chapter 46 of Diehard, the Entre failure occurred. As we've now established, that means you have to go into the Entre menu, choose the disc again, and then you've got the disc to contend with. That means going into the audio menu, choosing DTS, and, for good measure, making sure subtitles are off.
Makes you long for those 3 second layer changes.
This is happening more frequently with the 5900 and the Entre. But it reminds me of a different issue, regarding the integration of the dvd software and the players--and this is not just a Kenwood issue.
When in the world are we going to be able to set meaningful preferences in our players, which automatically default to those preferences, to save us the time and hassle of choosing from those menus? If I always choose DTS, then I should be able to program my player to do that, when the option exists. For that matter, when can we just have the FBI warning written on the exterior of the disc, and not have to suffer those warnings that non-copycats don't read, and copycats ignore?
Well, I won't blame all that on Kenwood . . . but, apart from my abiding
frustrations with the units, and with Kenwood for that matter, this is getting to be enough a problem that I could easily see people refusing to purchase because of it. I like the Entre, and I am tentatively planning to keep it in my system, but Kenwood will have to make good on its failures . . . soon. This bug, however, should get fixed immediately. I can't think of a bigger problem with the Entre, other than its inability to control more than one changer.