Tips Netflix Sound continuously interrupting for 0.5s on Samsung TV

Since a few weeks, when kids watch Netflix on our Samsung TV, the sound is continuously interrupting for an half second (I would say about every 60 seconds although something more frequently). I did fix it by switching from Audio Format “Dolby Digital” to “DTS Neo 2:5”.

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I noticed that the issue was not occurring when using TV’s built-in speakers. It was only occurring when using my Sound Bar Yamaha YSP3300 as audio output, and with some movies. The sound-bar had short term pauses (< 1 sec) in sound every once in a while.

Googling for similar issues, I found that Dolby Digital was not well supported by the combination Samsung/SmartHub/Netflix/Soundbar/5.1 movies…

  • http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/samsung-soundbar-skips-audio-when-streaming-netflix-601070/
  • https://help.netflix.com/en/node/24846
  • http://www.myce.com/news/netflix-removes-dolby-digital-5-1-supports-from-apps-for-samsung-tvs-73052/

So, I did change the audio format via TV’s Menu > Sound > Additional Parameters > Audio

Et voilà ;)

NB: it works both with DTS Neo and PCM…