Originally Posted by Quetzalcoalt
You have to play something in order to even access the menu, that's why most of us as you said don't know about it, because most of us don't thinker with the menus while watching a movie..........
Yeah, that's the silliest part of this whole thing. There's a reason, certainly, but it's hardly what I consider user-friendly. Though, in the AV world, is it ever?
Originally Posted by Spewdom
Yeah, I was about to just purchase the 4400 instead of waiting for HDMI 2.1, but I'm not dealing with that nonsense. Denon and Marantz seem to have some DRC issues and Yamaha has weak subwoofer output problems. Guess I'll hold off longer and see what 2019 brings.
You're jumping the gun a bit, eh?
Originally Posted by subacabra
Regarding this drc thing with Denon/Marantz I just put in Jupiter Ascending uhd and checked. I have Loudness Management turned off and the dynamic compression is off too thank god.
(It says auto but is "greyed out" so it's off)
I switched between different sound modes as well and it remained off.
So I think as long as you have the Loudness Management off you should be good to go.
This is on my Denon x6200w
Edit: turned on loudness management, turned off dynamic compression, then turned loudness management back off.
Good to go!
Thanks for sharing that. I saw the same behavior last night; I was checking it against Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1. Better to be safe than sorry, so I'm gonna follow the instructions you listed about turning Loudness Management on to access the switch.
Originally Posted by aron7awol
FWIW, I've been digging into this issue using MediaInfo's Advanced mode. I haven't been able to find a TrueHD/Atmos track that actually contains (or at least shows in MediaInfo) any metadata for dialnorm/DRC.
The lossy AC3 tracks, however, do have the metadata. Here's an example (Sicario 2):
dialnorm : -31 dB
compr : 6.02 dB
dynrng : 5.88 dB
acmod : 7
lfeon : 1
dialnorm_Average : -31 dB
dialnorm_Minimum : -31 dB
dialnorm_Maximum : -31 dB
dialnorm_Count : 173
compr_Average : 6.02 dB
compr_Minimum : 6.02 dB
compr_Maximum : 6.02 dB
compr_Count : 173
dynrng_Average : 5.97 dB
dynrng_Minimum : 5.88 dB
dynrng_Maximum : 6.02 dB
Perhaps the TrueHD/Atmos tracks don't contain this metadata, and thus that setting has been actually doing nothing on these tracks?
Well, the data doesn't lie. Granted, you've only polled one title, but maybe it is a legacy function only applicable to the lossy tracks. Like you said, though, better turn it off all the same to be certain.
Originally Posted by AmerCa
Also, if an option appears to be greyed out, it means the option is disabled, but when activated it defaults to the option greyed out. In any case, the issue of automatic DCR belongs to very old Dolby lossless tracks. It appears that metadata is no longer present like in DTS tracks.
That logic is sound. And it makes sense it's a "legacy" item, but I find it so odd Denon explicitly mentions "Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Atmos."