I may have an answer. But first I'm thinking out loud here to help brainstorm. Because I would like to know the results.
Could it be that the PS3 slim may not have a processor well enough suited for it and it's on the edge of this capability?
One benefit of the Panasonic BD players is that it has a 10 bit (or 12 bit in the case of the BD60) D/A converter. So if this is the case, then the Bitstream has more information to process and the pannys do a better job of this function. I know that the signal is fully digital (bitstream and PCM) but at some point this has to be converted so that we can hear and see what we are playing.http://www.panasonic.com/apps/match-...y/DMP-BD60.pdf
... But ... It still may be your Receiver, even with a firmware Update. Your Marantz may not have the hardware processing power to swiftly convert this from a Digital to Analogue signal. Or if it's converted in the panny player the Marantz can not keep up with this signal.
This would be my next guess. So I would call Marantz about it and talk to a new person. Maybe you can send your receiver in for a new chip? They've done that before with their receivers in the past when there was a hardware upgrade available. It just depends on the way they made your model to adapt or not. And if you talk to the right people.
... Or if all else fails. Purchase or borrow a different receiver to find this out. ... You could just live with PCM. The debate for which is better is to small VS not having signal at all, right?
Originally Posted by streaker76
I purchased the PS3 Slim in September. I have a Marantz SR8002 (updated firmware) receiver with HDMI from PS3 to receiver. I have the setting on bitstream. I loose the picture and audio when I ffwd or rwd BLURAY MOVIES ONLY. If I change the setting to PCM all is fine.
I've tried two different PS3s same problem with the second Slim before and after the firmware 3.10 that was issued a couple weeks back
Use to have a Panny BD30K, no issues with bitstreaming.
Help and Thanks