NBA 2K14 PS4 audio glitch with DTS/DD 5.1 surround via optical

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  • Darren 9 Dec 2013 12:28:32 8,836 posts
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    Has anyone else got the superb NBA 2K14 for the PS4 and having problems with the audio glitching out (cutting out completely or switching to a bizarre 'popping' noise) when using DTS or DD 5.1 surround sound via optical out? I've found that the only way to have working audio to switch to Linear PCM but then I lose the surround sound as my Sony amp detects it as stereo only audio. I can temporarily fix it by going to Settings while the game is running and switching to another audio format and back but the bug returns. Only using LPCM fixes it at the moment. I cannot believe that this issue has not been patched yet.

    This is the only PS4 game that has this issue and I've since found a forum with others reporting the same issue so it isn't a hardware fault.

    http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/718266-nba-2k14/67848860

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-4-Support/PS4-audio-problems/td-p/42169325/page/2

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  • Darren 9 Dec 2013 16:08:13 8,836 posts
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    So no-one else has this issue then?

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  • imamazed 9 Dec 2013 16:08:16 5,620 posts
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    I've had it over regular HDMI!
  • Reacher 9 Dec 2013 16:16:08 833 posts
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    I have the superb NBA2K14, but no sound problems.

    Does that help?
  • Quixz 9 Dec 2013 17:00:21 23 posts
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    Have the same problem with Knack when the PS4 is set to DTS with my Logitech Z5500. The problem can only be fixed if I switch to Dolby. Hopefully this will be patched cause I want to use DTS!!
  • y2rich 11 Dec 2013 20:58:19 1,390 posts
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    I have the horribly broken NBA 2K14 but no sound issues
  • Darren 14 Dec 2013 10:10:48 8,836 posts
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    I'm definitely not the only one with this issue:

    GameFAQs

    I wish Sony and/or 2K would hurry up and fix this damn bug. It's annoying to have to keep going to Audio Output while playing to use the workaround to get sound back. It's such a great game as well that this stupid glich really does mar the experience for me.

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  • Daeltaja 19 Dec 2013 12:40:14 1,076 posts
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    Can't find an OT for this, but yes, it's awesome. However, I fucking suck at it. No matter what I do I get graded F in myCareer. It's so hard. Bah!

    Score rockets down for the simplest of things. This is my first BBall game since NBA Jam, maybr I need to properly learn all the rules, but so far it feels very unfair to new players.

    Edited by Daeltaja at 12:47:55 19-12-2013
  • danathjo 19 Dec 2013 13:12:19 7,384 posts
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    Have you stuck it on rookie yet?

    First half dozen games in mycareer are a bit brutal minutes wise but they'll come, along with unlocks to add perks that up your games.

    However don't make the mistake I did and buy any of the virtual coins thinking it'll help your guy's stats.
    Had a few pounds left in my PSN wallet and bought 15,000 of them and then found out you can't buff your player stats at all, these points/coins are just for buying stuff like clothing etc for your guy.

    Was a bit peeved when I found this out, I understand they would want to stop people from 99ing their player for online but it wasn't made clear at all!
  • eliastorres 15 Jan 2014 06:36:07 1 posts
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    same issue with my dts. 5.1 For a moment i considered the cable but this is the only game it happens to.
  • mcmothercruncher 15 Jan 2014 13:07:04 7,074 posts
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    It sounds like a bitrate mismatch. I get similar popping and stuttering if my laptop audio interface bitrate is off. Possibly the game supporting too limited a range of audio outputs?
  • alessandrovanoli 26 Jan 2014 13:58:31 1 posts
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    @Darren I've exactly the same annoying problem
  • andijames 27 Jan 2014 14:47:18 2,731 posts
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    There's a new patch inbound for this apparently. Maybe that'll sort the issues out :)

    vivir el momento

  • don81 28 Jan 2014 08:20:06 162 posts
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    How good is the game, as i am not a huge basketball fan, don't watch the sport, but don't mind the games, haven't brought one since megadrive days. Any recommendations? Fun to play? is there a season mode?
  • danathjo 28 Jan 2014 08:45:05 7,384 posts
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    Mycareer mode is brilliant, cheesy storyline between each game with rpg tendencies improving your player. And most importantly it plays a brilliant game, my favourite next gen game currently out.

    Used to be a huge bball fan but went off the boil because of my love of football but this has forced me back unto it. Very simulation like and not very arcadey at all though it that turns you off.
  • don81 28 Jan 2014 09:16:36 162 posts
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    I love simulation games. Really thinking of getting it. Liked the look of the play. Hmmm on the fence. Do you need a online key as I am going to buy second hand. Or is it good to go online.
  • danathjo 28 Jan 2014 10:18:01 7,384 posts
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    No online key needed, just PS+ if you're going online. Only played the single played career mode myself so can't comment on it sorry.

    There is also a manager mode I haven't tried if that is of interest.
  • don81 28 Jan 2014 17:36:17 162 posts
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    @danathjo
    But the game plays great does it? As would love to get it.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 28 Jan 2014 17:45:47 25,868 posts
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    Yes. Yes it does.

    Easily one of the best sports games around.
  • danathjo 28 Jan 2014 18:14:18 7,384 posts
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    @don81 fantastic, there is a bit of a learning curve as it can get a bit fiddly with the bumpers but it's one of those easy to play hard to master deals.

    I'd also recommend if you play Mycareer to start on easy at first as your guy will be proper shit which was a bit frustrating (lots of mispassing, missing layups etc) until I poured some stats into him.
  • don81 28 Jan 2014 22:31:45 162 posts
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    Oh brilliant then I am sold. Will go and get it soon.
  • Darren 4 Feb 2014 01:09:01 8,836 posts
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    I was playing this earlier following the latest v1.04 patch update but I had the audio cut out while playing. Are they ever going to fix this damn bug?!?!?

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  • santinisafer 5 Feb 2014 23:06:42 1 posts
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    Iv been playing 2 player games on NBA 2K14 and sometimes the audio stutters (cuts off for less than a second and then comes back on). All the other games are working fine its just this one.
  • Darren 6 Feb 2014 14:05:08 8,836 posts
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    Still not fixed with the latest v1.60 firmware, not that I expected it to be as I believe this is a game bug that only the developers can address. However, despite submitting the bug to Take-Two three days ago I've yet to receive any kind of response or acknowledgement that they are looking at it. But then the game has been out almost three months now and it has had four patches so I honestly do not think they're every going to fix it.

    I wonder if complaining to Sony will achieve anything?

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  • Reacher 6 Feb 2014 21:58:41 833 posts
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    I love this game on the court, but :

    1) I've already had the playoff bug in GM mode where I couldn't proceed any further after sweeping a team in the early round.

    2) after the new patch, I've finally been able to play again. Carried on the playoffs, beating the Heat in 2 games to go 2-0 in the conference finals. Loaded it back up again to play game 3, only to find it has reversed the score of Game 2 and now it's 1-1....SERIOUSLY, WHAT THE FUCKING HELL IS THIS CRAP.

    Getting traded.
  • Reacher 7 Feb 2014 00:35:13 833 posts
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    I managed to get to the finals, only to play New Orleans Pelicans, who didn't even actually make the playoffs in the season.

    That's it, I'm trading this mess in.
  • danathjo 7 Feb 2014 01:13:31 7,384 posts
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    Do you get to play the games in GM mod or just micro manage the whole time?

    and....would you recommend it? :D
  • Reacher 7 Feb 2014 16:03:21 833 posts
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    It's basically Franchise/Player manager mode the same as every other sports game has.

    I would recommend it if you enjoy playing basketball games, as on the court it's pretty much faultless.

    The menu's however, have been designed by a 5 year old and tested by their own faeces.
  • Darren 10 Feb 2014 13:21:20 8,836 posts
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    The menus might not be perfect but they're a massive improvement on the ones I had to endure in the PC versions of the game over the past few years.

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  • andijames 20 Feb 2014 07:30:58 2,731 posts
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    Bought this yesterday and notice the sound dropouts via HDMI too (albeit for about 5 seconds then the amp resets the audio) but seems to be a common problem for 5.1 via optical or HDMI. It is rather annoying I must admit! Game is bloody hard too I'm going to put a few hours into this over the weekend!

    vivir el momento

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