Thanks, splotto, for the reply, though I still am unclear, but I'm going to put that on the backburner for now...
First and foremost, the setup...I've got the a35 hooked up via HDMI to onkyo tx-sr605 then out to LN-T3253H.
So! I got my A35 today, plugged it in, set it up, updated to 1.3 straight out of the box via Active ISO burned-CDR, first movie I put in was Transformers...sound was AMAZING with DD+. Jumped around the movie a bit, watched about a half hour straight, no problems with dropouts. Booted up some other movies, Bourne Identity, 300, Happy Feet, Matrix Trilogy, Army of Darkness, Knocked up...everything went smoothly. Actually watched Bourne Identity from beginning to end, no problems whatsoever.
Only disc I had trouble with was Happy Feet...when I tried switching to TrueHD, my receiver wouldn't recognize it, and video would continue without sound, left it like this for about 10 minutes, nothing happened, so stuck with DD+, most likely just the disc...anyone else have this problem?
So, just now tried to put the disc back in and see if TrueHD would work, and from the beginning of play, my receiver was stuck on "PCM" and all I was getting audio-wise was a sound that could be best described as a "digital hum", almost a buzzing sound. I was pretty pissed off, and got more so as I switched discs and EVERY DISC played the same sound. Turned a35 on and off, everything was fine again, hopefully it won't come back..again, anyone with this same problem?