Originally Posted by Djoel
I believe I had this issue when I had my Oppo DBP-83SE as well with my 3311ci, it did not like being switch from HDMi to 2 ch analog. I was the first time I experience that with coming from a regular 83.
First of all, I found golfugh's idea to turn off HDMI audio pretty good, but it didn't help. However, I was able to resolve this based on what you and others were saying and playing around more.
The circumstance under which it wasn't working is as follows: Instead of having to go a few levels deep into the menu to change the input mode (HDMI, analog, EXT.IN, or auto), I thought I was being smart by connecting the stereo analog audio cable from Oppo to an unused source stereo input (DVD) and I changed input mode to EXT. IN on another unused source type (DVR), so that I could change input mode between HDMI, analog stereo and EXT.IN just by selecting the corresponding source input. I don't understand the reason why, but it results in stop/start/stop/start... on the Oppo. So we have sound with a hickup if we choose to listen anolog stereo or EXT. IN.
It DOES work properly, however (and what bliss!), if you do the normal stuff:
1) use BD stereo IN on 4311 to connect the Oppo stereo OUT.
2) assign HDMI slot for the cable coming from the Oppo to BD
3) Just change input mode from within the BD source input menu to whatever you want to get to your Denon (DSD over HDMI, analog stereo, or multi-channel analog).
With the Harmony and batpig's command to toggle between input modes, this is OK for me, and I will delete DVD and DVR from the list of inputs, which will simplify things.
Hopefully the other dude on this thread who has the same problem reads this, because I think there's a good chance his problem is for the same reason.