I dont know what the LG boffins have done but it sure as hell looks like they have been paying attention to you SSM - I was able to play back the 3 most problematic chapters of Iron Man with only 1 tiny tiny audio clitch and no full scale HDMI drop-outs at all.
I haven't had a chance to test anything else out yet or go new feature hunting but so far I am one very happy LG Customer!
Thank you for your efforts SSM, they are very, very much appreciated.
EDIT: DOH, after trying to force 1080p my dropouts are back and repeatable despite putting it back to forced 1080i mode which is where it was the first time I played thru chapter nine of Iron Man. I really dont get why it should work perfectly once and then start being a PITA again??
Ok one more test complete: will the BH200 ignore incomplete EDID data and let me force 1080p on my Pio Plasma - sadly no*, but Im going to buy a DVDO EDGE Video processor anyway and hope this will solve that particular problem.
*Initially it changes to 1080p but reverts back to 1080i as soon as the disc tries to load its menus.
I had to retract my comments about improved HDMI Stability/Compatibility - seems my initial results were a fluke and after several power cycles I can get still get Iron Man to glitch at the 1:10 mark where Stark say's "I could fire you if you like".
The Glitching is not quite as bad as with the June FW as the screen doesn't goes black with no audio but it pauses/stutters instead but for slightly less time.
I Also tried the BD-Live option in Iron Man and as expected it doesn't work (claims no network connection present) - personally I could care less about BD-Live, I just wanna watch my movies in the correct aspect ratio and without drop-outs of any kind (Bit-streaming of legacy Audio codecs but decoding HD codecs on-board over HDMI would be nice too).