3 months... Global spring Dashboard update? I was afraid of that. We can hope for earlier though.
However, while I don't like the audio "flatness" issue, what is making me consider returning my unit is the lag issue. I have until early January to do so (assuming they'll even take it back, given that I have opened my King Kong HD DVD).
OTOH, what's tempering that is the fact that the Xbox 360's video playback and audio handling is software based, and this is potentially correctable with just a software update, as well as the fact that Microsoft is aware of the existence of these issues and acknowledges them. Furthermore, given the relatively low cost of the unit (US$175 here with remote, King King HD DVD, and King King game in my case), it's not a huge amount of money.
If I had paid CAD$699 for the HD-A1 and had similar issues, I'd be p!ssed right off. There's no way I would have kept the HD-A1 at that price, given its issues. (Actually, I paid a little over US$200 for the HD-A1 and still returned it.)
Originally Posted by T800
I don't notice it on a 32" but do on my 96" projector screen.
It has nothing to do with the screen size.
Perhaps your 32" has some inherent video lag. If so, then you will notice the Xbox 360's HD DVD audio lag less.
BTW, the lag is present not just on TrueHD. It's also present with DD+ tracks, albeit it's much less noticeable on DD+. Check out this thread
for more information.