I have noted that a couple of my recorded HD-DVD format discs appear to play perfectly in the Toshiba A1 from a video perspective, however when watching the entire disc there are several places where the sound drops out altogether for relatively long periods (ie. maybe 10+ seconds or more).
I am using SP/DIF optical output to my receiver.
Given that the video does not breakup, I am assuming this is not a media compatibility issue (I am using Imation DVD-R and Mitsubishi DVD+R DL). Plus I can also play a full length DVD backup via the upscaled output, with no issues whatsoever (using the same DL media).
I therefore suspect this is directly the result of issues with the captured .TS transport stream.
I have added the step of running through Mpeg2Repair, prior to the MpegVcr conversion, and have written another disc that I will try tonight (although I believe one of the titles had already been passed through Mpeg2Repair with no errors reported).
I also intend testing again tonight using the 5.1 analog outputs to my receiver, on the possibility that the issue is possibly only with the Toshiba's SP/DIF output (although this might be hopefuly thinking).
Has anyone else experienced this issue?
Are you all using 5.1 Analog output, or are you using SP/DIF?