Originally Posted by Redrum69
Recently, my system developed a strange problem that I could use some help and/or thoughts on.
I have a DirecTV receiver connected to the HDMI IN Back of my BDP-105D, and the HDMI1 Out and HDMI2 Out, bith feed TV Displays. Additionally, The analog outs (including the HQ audio) of the 105 connect to an Arcam Receiver's MCH (DVD-A) inputs, and are passed through (direct mode).
A few months back, I started having intermittent audio (breaks of 1/2 second every couple seconds) through the analog link, but ONLY on a few of the DirecTV channels. I thought the winter and spring growth might have affected my Sat line of sight, so I just didn't watch the channels. When I finally took a look at it, branch trimming, fine alignment of dish, didn't help. I then checked and the affected channels are NOT on the same satellite. Hmmm....
Finally (Duh), I turned on the speaker of my Samsung Plasma that is in the same room as the audio system, and the audio is fine on the affected channels. I then (duh) checked the other TV, and that is fine as well. I checked a CD and a Blu-Ray on the 105. Fine.
So, something is happening in the DirecTV->105 HDMI->analog out to receiver, that isn't happening in the 105-> HDMI out link. ONLY on a few channels. (??)
BTW, I am the guy who's Arcam died, and I was asking about analog pass through alternatives, but that was put on hold when the Arcam started working again. I am certainly considering that as a possibility, but this sounds more like a digital handshake issue.
I am going to try to swap a few things around (like, use HDMI front, cables), etc to try to pin it down, but in the mean time, any thoughts would be welcome.
This started sometime in the spring, so perhaps a firmware upgrade?
see my post above. I didn't get any bites, but that's ok. I am working on it with oppo and will post what the issue turned out to be in case anyone else runs into this issue
I did some experimenting and it gets stranger. Directv receiver->bdp105d->samsung plasma (HDMI), arcam receiver (analog audio).
When I play certain directv channels (HGTV, Comedy central, etc), I get an audio drop out of say 1/2 second every couple seconds through the analog to my receiver. Not on all channels.
Turn on the speaker on the sammy tv, and the audio plays fine.
Run a digital coax from the bdp to the arcam receiver, and the audio plays fine.
Play anything else through the BDP, Blu-ray, CD, stream, etc, and the audio plays fine.