Background static when watching movies

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mknabster, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. mknabster macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    I seem to be having this issue with newer movies, like The Grey and The Help, where, at parts where there is no background noise and just the people speaking, there is static that is very apparent in between when the actors speak. All the movies i have are encoded in Handbrake with the AC3 passthru setting, and i'm playing them through our TV with XBMC, though we don't have a surround sound set, just the stereo speakers which are built into the TV. Has anyone experienced this static phenomenon before?
  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    Perhaps you have a setting on your television turned on which "enhances" speech. Maybe that's increasing the volume when there's no sound, creating the static noise.

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