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Dolby Digital clipping/distortion on movies, caused by compression ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Colonel Badger, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Colonel Badger

    Colonel Badger AllStar

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    I'm noticing more and more movies on HBO and other Premium channels are distorting on loud scenes with Dolby Digital. I'm using a HR21 with Optical Out to my Yamaha amp and the problem seems to be getting worse and worse. Anybody else hearing this?

    I don't believe it's the amp or speakers. The amp is fine with Blu-Ray content, the speakers (Kef) too. Also the distortion/clipping seems to affect at least the front 3 channels (i'm not hearing it from the rears).

    I wonder if its related to compression, causing the sound to clip?
     
  2. Colonel Badger

    Colonel Badger AllStar

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    Another thought. Perhaps its a bug with the Optical output vs HDMI ?
     
  3. Colonel Badger

    Colonel Badger AllStar

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  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you'll find several threads about this issue. It's an HBO/Cinemax issue.
     

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