Originally Posted by ProTuber
Watched Robin Hood this week and endured multiple audio drop-outs. I naturally came back to this thread to see if this had been previously noted. I found mention several pages back in late September and early October about this movie as well as Iron Man 2. Most of the subsequent discussion focused on Iron Man 2 though.
I wrote down the timecode values of four of these audio drop-outs. They occur (viewing the Theatrical Version) at 00:04:40:13, 00:05:41:20, 00:06:53:22 and 00:08:09:16. All are at shot changes and were repeatable.
I decided to try experimenting with the player menu settings. Under Display Setup I set 'Movie Frame (24Fs)' to On. I played the same 3 1/2 minute section and there were no audio drop-outs. Browsing through this thread, I couldn't find any prior discussion of interaction of audio problems with 24p video settings.
I would be very interested if anyone would be willing to try to duplicate these results by toggling the Movie Frame (24Fs) setting and see if it results in alternately introducing/eliminating audio drop-outs playing movies with DTS-HD MA audio via HDMI.
(My player firmware version is 1.6, resolution set to 1080p, Audio set to Bitstream (Audiophile), HDMI connected to Yamaha AVR then to Samsung plasma.)
Yes, I get the same audio drops when in 60fps mode. I misread your post, watched the first 10-12 min. of the theatrical cut twice and the entire directors extended cut without any drops, then came back her to post the results and realized my error. Odd bug, I don't recall any movie having audio drops with 60fps it's usually the other way around and could explain some random complaints of drops on movies that I have not experienced. May in fact be the case with Iron Man 2? Course there could be many more since I always watch with 24fps enabled.
I also ran into another issue. If I have a DVD in the player, as I usually do recently, when I turn it on this disc will not load. I tried to eject and restart 3 times which usually cures this problem I have ran into on some Universal titles released earlier in the year. WIth this one I had to power cycle the unit. I reproduced the bug when I went back to check in 60fps. The disc I had in was Stargate SG:1 season 2 disc 2. I usually power up, then hit eject when the screen blanks out during the load right after the Samsung splash screen comes up. I guess the partial load of the DVD leaves the player in a strange state. I don't recall this issue with other Univesals that have given me a little grief. I think something similar happened with The Vampires Assistant that I own, but will need to find and try. In that case I could eject and reload, but that may have been before 1.6? I usually don't leave a DVD in unless it is a TV series that I am actively watching on and off.
I will try to report this to Samsung. It's going to be hard to explain. I'm not overly worried about audio drops in 60fps mode, so those of you that have to use 60 may want to report the drops directly to Samsung and I will do the same with both issues.
Makes me wonder how many other movies will audio drop in 60fps. I do have the Defying Gravity TV series on DVD that has at least one audio drop on each episode. Since DVD requires 60fps on this player, I wonder if that is related? I have only had issues with that one set, everything else I have watched on DVD has been fine since 1.6 was installed.
Edit: oh, and I forgot to mention that I figured out the timecodes, I forgot about and did not know yo were using the Universal pop up counter for the references.