If I remember from the start of this thread, if one stays with Firmware 1.5, then this cut-the-diode "fix" is not required. Correct?
Glad to hear it is working for you, but I don't want the video compromise you seem to have wound up with. I don't have the "Analog problem" you referred to originally, as I will be running S/PDIF only
"""The only drawback I can see is playing non-anomorphic (not enhanced for 16x9 televisions) disks. You wind up with a boxed picture in the middle of your screen and on my set, 1080i locks the mode so I can't pick a stretch mode to expand the picture. So, for the few disks I have like that, I will go into setup first and set the max resolution to "up to 480p," so I can use TW2 on my Toshiba which is the best mode for those DVDs."""