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I just recently purchased the BDT300 to replace my buggy Samsung BDC6900 player that didn't work properly on my Onkyo TX-SR508 receiver.
My specs are as follows:
Panasonic BDT300 with 1.51 firmware upgrade.
Samsung UN55C8000 55-Inch 3D LED TV
I am using a 1.4 hdmi cable that plugs in from the main outlet of my blu-ray to the receiver. I have a second 1.4 cable from the receiver to the tv. I have not yet tried the secondary hdmi outlet.
After viewing 5 blu-ray movies, several regular dvds, and several online netflix movies, all problems with dropouts seem to be associated with DTS-HD Master.
Of the five blu-rays, I have watched:
Batman Begins - uses Dolby True HD - no dropout!
Dark Knight - uses Dolby True HD - no dropout!
Kingdom of Heaven - DTS-HD Master - had about a dozen dropouts
Repo-Men - DTS-HD Master - had far too many dropouts
Iron Man 2 - DTS-HD Master - had about a dozen
Regular dvds played their usual dolby digital or DTS tracks, none of which had problems. Netflix movies were run using Dolby Pro Logic II or DTS Neo: 6 with no issues.
I need to view more Dolby-True HD movies to make sure that the batman movies were lucky special cases. I will re-watch some of my other blu-rays with dolby true-hd tracks to confirm that no dropouts occur.
So far, this clearly seems to be a player issue utilizing DTS-HD Master and not a disc issue. This also does not see to be an issue with new blu-ray discs either especially since Kingdom of Heaven (which has been out on blu-ray for a while) has had audio dropout issues too.