I have been struggling with multiple DMP-BDT210 (new) players over the past few weeks with HDMI handshaking issues. This player is so sensitive to HDMI handshaking, it is almost funny... Anyway, the players are going back to the store. To prove that my HK AVR2600 can pass a 1.4a signal to my Panasonic GT30 set, I bought a BDP-S580 and the 3D passes every time without any issues through my receiver. I am using high speed 1.4a HDM cables.
My questions are...
1) Since I don't have an issue with the BDP-S580. Can anyone foresee that I will have a HDMI handshaking issue if I buy a BDP-S780. (want the features of the 780)
2) Does the s580 and s780 have the same HDMI implementation? (related to question #1)
3) Has anyone heard of “active x drive” being in Sony and not compatible with Panasonic 3D GT30 sets? There was a post on the net referring this. Sony uses “Active x Drive” and Panasonic uses Real3D. I thought there was a standard for 3D Blu-Ray? Also, does a Panasonic player produce a different 3D image than a Sony player on a Panasonic 3D TV?
Thanks for the help!