01-19-2014 9:17 PM
I just upgraded to the HR44 and enabled Dolby Digital. Upon doing so, I notice a loud squeak every time I resume from pause. I can stop this by going to PCM, but that puts me back into stereo only. Has anyone else encountered this or have a solution to this to keep using 5.1 via dolby digital?
01-19-2014 10:27 PM
Software issue with the boxes. Pace screwed up on something, when they helped Direct write the software for the HR44 series. Even worse is when you first turn on your AVRS, you do not get DD, you only get at most of the time DTS NEO 6 on most, due to bad handshaking with the receiver and AV Receivers.
Now of course Direct's fix, is for everyone to start using Toslink or Digital Coax vs. HDMI for DD from their hardware.
01-20-2014 12:06 AM
I should have mentioned that I'm already using digital coax so it is beyond just hdmi. I can't use hdmi because my receiver does not accept that and I only have two tos links which are used from devices without digital coax. I need to find an inexpensive tos link splitter that doesn't degrade the beam. Tried some an no joy.
01-23-2014 5:15 PM
What brand/model AV Surround Receiver? You might need to change the AV Receiver's "Dolby Digital" decoding settings so that you don't get the "squeal" when the surround audio mode changes.
01-23-2014 5:32 PM
It's an older Yamaha and I thought the Dolby digital on the system was fully automatic but I will check that out.
01-23-2014 5:48 PM
You might also check out the relevant thread for your model Yamaha AVR in the "AV Receiver Forum" at http://www.avsforum.com
01-23-2014 7:28 PM
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01-23-2014 7:31 PM
You should warn them to not register there. The mods over at AVS get a little too God like, and tend to ban people if they think you are there to cause trouble, even if you are asking questions, or in the cases that involve electrical problems, they ban the professionals that straighten out the lies from the truth and have banned them.
Curtpalme.com & http://www.hometheatershack.com/ are probably the better ones, and not so bad on making new people unwelcome, or banning people, when the long term regulars over there want to start playing God trip games.
01-24-2014 12:37 PM
Sorry about that, the first one is the one that didn't work. It's been a bit since I tried it, but it dims the light enough so that it does not work anymore.
01-24-2014 12:41 PM
I'm about to go to that site to dig around, but I found this out:
When I resume on a dolby channel, the directv sends a PCM auto to the receiver first, then the directv sends the dolby signal and then the receiver switches over, that switch is what causes the squeak. When I pause, all audio signal is cut and the receiver goes in the blind and resets to no signal.
The receiver only seems to handle the dolby signal automatically. I'll dig around some more.
01-24-2014 9:33 PM
That is probably why we are seeing the DTS Neo:6 when switching on the AV recievers, while the DVR or STB is on, or when switching off the AV Receiver, to go back to using the Sound bar, the DVR or STB is still on, and no audio, until you power cycle the DVR or STB off, then back on.
If only Direct & Pace would listen, or even realize that this as you stated is happening, and fix the software so that you did not have to go through extra steps, to get Dolby Digital output on the AV Receiver through HDMI, or audio through a Soundbar, as how I have mine connected through the TV.
It is a hic-up that you learn to deal with, but really we should not have it, and expected when we took the service in our homes, that there would not be any problems like this. Same with some HD sets not fully compatible with HDMI to the Clients, DVR's or STB's, so you end up having to use the Component cables to feed the source to the HDTV instead.
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