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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:01 AM
Klevermind Klevermind is online now
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Would it work if the laptop is on sleep mode?
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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Would it work if the laptop is on sleep mode?
i doubt it, since it is sleeping
but I am not sure
i dont' store media files on my laptops
perhaps someone here who does have media files on a laptop can chime in
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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:36 PM
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I'm pretty much decided that I'll be getting a BB, but am still getting mixed messages with regards to the audio dropouts with DTS.

I have some friends on another board that have multiple BBs and they play the 720p and 1080p mks files with DTS audio no problem, no dropouts.

I guess I'll have to keep my receipt and the first files to try will be the MKVs with DTS audio tracks and test away
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Old August 26th, 2011, 01:36 PM
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Yeah, I have mine hooked up to an Onkyo TX-NR609 A/V receiver via HDMI and I've never had a single dropout with DD and (Core) DTS. And the dropouts I have with DTS-HD are only a couple of seconds at a time and are relatively infrequent.

I think mileage varies by receiver/input/display device more than by media.

And no, you wont' be able to access your media stored on your laptop while it is asleep. And I'll echo the suggestion that, unless you plan on always having your laptop plugged into wired Ethernet, to not use it to host media. Use something that can have a permanent wired connection to host and you'll be much happier in the long run.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 01:47 PM
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Yeah, I have mine hooked up to an Onkyo TX-NR609 A/V receiver via HDMI and I've never had a single dropout with DD and (Core) DTS. And the dropouts I have with DTS-HD are only a couple of seconds at a time and are relatively infrequent.

I think mileage varies by receiver/input/display device more than by media.

And no, you wont' be able to access your media stored on your laptop while it is asleep. And I'll echo the suggestion that, unless you plan on always having your laptop plugged into wired Ethernet, to not use it to host media. Use something that can have a permanent wired connection to host and you'll be much happier in the long run.
Thanks! I guess I need to understand the distinction in DTS formats/codecs...but I think I'm sold and will be getting one in a few weeks.
I run audio & video via HMDI to a Sony 7.1 capable receiver, uncertain of the model, but it's looking more and more that I'll be fine with my MKVs and DTS sound.

From the sounds of it and for how many posts there are I would imagine this is on the developers lists of issues to attempt to address in a firmware update?

Anyways thanks for the input!
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From the sounds of it and for how many posts there are I would imagine this is on the developers lists of issues to attempt to address in a firmware update?
Yeah, they've stated outright that the DTS-HD/TrueHD dropout problem is their #1 bug to squash.

Any time!
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