TDK (Blu-ray) Sound Issue???
Before you flip out over me writing a blog over this, no forum heading seemed like the appropriate place for this question. If you say otherwise, fine, everyone's entitled to their opinion. If you are a MOD, however, at least PM if you are moving/pulling/deleting/destroying/nuking/wiping your butt with this post.
Pretty please, with a cherry and whip cream on top, PM me first.
Anyway, I picked up my copy of TDK yesterday morning from Fry's (same price as Amazon plus tax, of course, but didn't have to wait for slowa** Free Super Saver Shipping) and was naturally excited to watch it again since the 3:15 am IMAX screening I went to on opening day.
To my surprise, the disc defaulted to the Dolby Digital "lossy" audio track instead of the Dolby TrueHD track as it should have.
(On a side note, why WB decided on a 16-bit "lossless" audio track when the source master is a 24-bit encode I have no idea. ...But, I digress.)
Once fixed, I started the disc over and got an even bigger surprise. There was no sound when the "WB" symbol appeared. Nor the "Legendary Pictures" or "DC Comics" brief intro. Nor the Batman icon coming at you through the blue smoke. (Hopefully, you understand what I am referring to.) The sound didn't kick in until the opening aerial shot of Gotham leading to 2 of the Joker's henchmen busting out a high-rise window.
I thought that was a little odd.
Do I have a defective disc?
I know it's not my A/V receiver (Onkyo TX-SR705) since none of my other Blu-ray discs deal with such a long delay in switching audio coding. Besides, it would have registered on the display that it was changing audio codes as well as made an audible sound and it did no such thing.
So the next question I have to ask is was that exactly how it was in the theaters and I just don't remember?
Granted, I could just ask a friend to play the disc in their player to see if the same issue arises. Sadly, none of my friends have a Blu-ray player. Also, I could just go back to Fry's and ask them to test it/replace it, but that opens up another problem since the last time I had something similar (Iron Man), I had to show the salesman how to use Fry's equipment to test it. Lastly, I have checked a few dvd forums like High-Def Digest and unfortunately have found no entry similar to mine.
So, I figured it would be best to ask my fellow CAGers first. Suggestions?
P.S.: Thursday morning (Dec. 11th), the Golden Globes nominations will be announced. Let's hope Heath Ledger gets one!
EDIT: Response from Treehouse Gamer: "I haven't had a chance to check which audio it defaults to, but I do know that during this sequence there is no audio period. Wasn't in the theater and likewise won't be at home. So it's actually a choice made by the filmmakers and not a faulty disc."
Thank you very much, Treehouse.
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|Treehouse Gamer - 12-10-2008, 11:37 PM|
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