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Old 01-08-02, 10:18 AM
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Need help- Sound cutting out

While watching a couple of dvds last night, the sound randomly cut out throughout the movie. All speakers were sounding fine and would totally drop out for about a second at a time. This happened probably 10 times during the movie. Does this sound like a receiver or speaker problem? Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-08-02, 10:26 AM
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My first guess would be a receiver or cabling problem. Check your connections, then try some tests with another source such as a cd.
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Old 01-08-02, 12:27 PM
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Some of the early generation players were known to have this problem. Specifically early Toshiba's
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I've got a Sony player which is around 2 years old. Never had any problems before. I'm using a new optical cable between the player and receiver. Could that cause the sound to randomly cut out?
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I've got a Sony player which is around 2 years old. Never had any problems before. I'm using a new optical cable between the player and receiver. Could that cause the sound to randomly cut out?
It could if it is not tight. I would also try some other sources such as a cd player if you have one in the same system. It maybe a problem in the receiver (cold solder joints) or a problem with speaker connections.

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This is a longshot, but what DVDs were you watching and what kind of receiver do you have? There have been some compatability issues with a couple of recent titles with some models of receivers from the current model year.
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The receiver is a Sony DE675 and I was watching Fight Club and Rushmore (Criterion).
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Ah, well then, the problem I was talking about wouldn't be the issue. My guess would be damage to the optical cable or a problem with the connection. You may want to try a digital coax to see if that changes anything.
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I re-connected the optical cable last night to make sure it was tight, and the problem seemed to go away. Hopefully that's all it was. Thanks for all the advice.
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After thinking this problem was solved, it has started to occur again. I even got a digital coax instead of an optical cable, and still experienced this problem. So now its got to be either the receiver or the DVD player. Any ideas on which is more likely?
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After thinking this problem was solved, it has started to occur again. I even got a digital coax instead of an optical cable, and still experienced this problem. So now its got to be either the receiver or the DVD player. Any ideas on which is more likely?
Might be the speaker connections or a cold solder joint.

Recheck the speaker connections and also try with another source. The vibration or the act of warming up could affect a cold solder joint. If it does so on CD's then I suspect it is in the receiver, try FM to verify.
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