Hi All,,,I've had the BDP-53pf with SC-57 just before Christmas... and has been suffer from the audio drop and lip sync issue (Bluray and DVDs.. ironman2..etc).. it looks I fixed the issue! Keep the HDMI control "on" with the BDP-53,, but "Off" with the projector/TV, for the SC-57, for the HDMI control - turn on "PQLS only".. I have that setup and watch 2 Bluray and 1DVD title, so far so good.... The symptom before was audio drop every 1min or so for sub-second
With the fix,,, now I can said,, the setup is worth the $$.. Excellent picture with very good audio. I bi-amp the front channel. my setup is with all B&W. CDM9nt front, CDM-C center, CMD-NT for the back and side. and a B&W Sub.
I upgrade from a Denon 3808 with dedicated power amp driving the front channels, PS3 as source.. I tested to use the BDP53 with the Denon setup, I can immediately see BIG improvement on picture quality, also..the sound of CDs way more sweet !. With the SC57,, things even better.. I nolonger need the external power amp to make my CDM9NT happy..
Yes,, I miss the OSD,,, but the ipad application did makeup that. also the MCAAC is for the customization perspective.