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When I select the DTS format....

Hi, thnx for taking a look by the way, hope u can help me... always I select the DTS format on my DVD's, there seems to be a problem, where once in a while (around each 15 sec.)There is this small pause on the sound... and is very annoying, i dont have any idea why could this be happening. I hope you can help me, cause its really anoying to have to see movies that have DTS on Dolby Digital...

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Jan said: You've not made the problem clear. The sound "pauses" every fifteen seconds? For how long and what happens when it comes back? Which DTS decoder are you using and which connection between player and amplifier have you decided to use?

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