Being a UK brand I'm not sure how many US AV enthusiasts will have Arcam players, but I only need one person to know the answer, so here goes.
I have this (superb) DVD player connected with HDMI to an Arcam AV9 amp and then via a 5m Chord Silver HDMI cable to a SIM2 HT380. The problem is I get no image with region encoded discs. It will display unencoded (region 0) disc without a problem, but as soon as I pop a region 1 or 2 disc in, all I get is a blank screen. My other HDMI equipment (satellite box, PS3, Apple TV) all work fine.
I have even borrowed a friends 139 and that too won't work in my setup.
If I connect the 139 directly to the PJ everything is OK, and if I connect via component everything is OK.