Originally Posted by ht guy
...and fwiw, we have a 3080 and a 5200 and use "Auto" and have used "AI" and have never had a pop.
Originally Posted by bwillcox
Same here. I have 2080, 3080, and 5200 systems, use Surround:AI with video material, all without pops. So the pops would seem to be the result of some system configurations/sources perhaps. I really don't believe that the Suround:AI setting is the actual cause. (I use it alot)
I'm really glad for you both that you don't have any POP's using AI or Auto on your AVR's.
The idea is that I HAD those POP's, but since I refrain of using either of those modes, I had no more POP's.
Maybe on your units you never had those POP's and maybe this is a issue/problem with just "some" of the products, maybe newly fabricated (I purchased mine in November 2019, for exaple).
BTW, do you have installed the latest 1.80 firmware? I do not have yet!
Actually, I've started some time ago to EXCLUSIVELY use the "Neural:X" mode, and ALL and EVERYTHING I watch sounds much better with this mode, and when there's an Atmos content, this is also decoded accordingly, and displays as Atmos/TrueHD.
And honestly, sometimes I press the AI to compare
the same "scene", and it sounds different, usually worse/bad; for example, I LOVE the song at the end of Coraline
, and WITH AI engaged, the solo singing in this song, does not sound like coming from the front/"the stage" and "so close" and "intimate" (whispered) as it is normal and intended, but from "somewhere above" and "all-over-around", which, for me is not correct at all, and is the same with the choir in the same song, instead to seem to come from the back of the main/solo singer, sounds as comming from "somewhere above" and "all-over-around", completely destroying the idea of a "stage" and the EXTREME presence (whispered) of the main/solo singer that is intended in the song. If you don't know this song, just try it, and you'll understand what I meant, and maybe convince you the same as it did to me, that the AI (at least) does not always do a "good job".