Well no luck with any of the above options. I'm really angry with this. I've got about 6 different HD programs that I'd like to play, but no luck with any of them.
I thought for a while that I've got some bad files, but when I tried installing FFDSHOW filter along with Media Player Classic, I do get Audio, which is an improvement.
I'm not getting anything out of WinDVD or VideoLAN no matter what the settings. I've tried to load it up into the HDTVtoMPEG2 converter program, but I get the error, "Could not find a channel!".
When I google "Could not find a channel!", oddly enough the only results are that in version .92 that error was "fixed". Doesn't appear to be fixed.
So the current state is that I've got a bunch of Planet Earth's, the Matrix, and the Fountain in HD that all are behaving the same way: only sound in WMPC using ffdshow.