Hi - I'm new here and hoping someone can help me out with the T-187. I just purchased it about a week ago and am having issues with it when playing DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True audio formats off of blu-ray. I have a Samsung BD-C6900 blu-ray player connected by HDMI to the T-187. Then HDMI from the T-187 to a Samsung PNC-8000 50" plasma. The blu-ray player came free with the TV when I purchased it in December 2010. Everything works fine except when I choose the "Bitstream (Audiophile)" option on the player to send the DTS HD MA and Dolby True formats to the T-187. Picture on the TV comes out fine, but audio stutters constantly. If I switch back to dolby digital or regular DTS, everything is fine. Only the lossless formats are affected. I have tried multiple HDMI cables and issue persists. I have been able to fix the issue a couple of times by removing the HDMI cable from the TV, waiting a few seconds and plugging it back in. I've also been able to fix it by skipping ahead a chapter on a blu-ray disc. I've tried turning off the CEC connection on all three units which doesn't help.
I'm thinking the issue is with the blu-ray player, but I'm not positive. I used to have the blu-ray player hooked up to the TV by HDMI with the audio out by optical to my old receiver (yamaha DSP-A1 - currently being used as the amp) and never had a problem. However, I never could use the DTS HD MA or Dolby True formats in this set up. Also, I never had an issue with the blu-ray reading a disc, but it now gives me an error when trying to play the new Eagles concert video from Australia quite a bit. Sometimes though it will load fine. Note though that I only just bought this disc recently after I got the T-187 hooked up. I also had the TV give me an error that it didn't support the resolution of the Disney WOW disc when I first loaded it after hooking up the T-187. Hasn't happened since, but never happened when the player was connected directly to the TV.
I'm leaning toward purchasing a new blu-ray player (OPPO BD-103 or Integra 30.3), but am worried I might still have the same issue. Has anyone used these players with the T-187? Or have any suggestions on what I can do to fix the issue? The fact that unplugging the HDMI cable from the TV can occassionally fix the issue has me a little worried as I'm hoping its not the TV and the T-187 that are having the connection issue. Thinking it could also be some sort of HDMI handshake issue, but haven't seen much useful information on the web about how to fix this except for trying different combinations of powering things up. That just seems kind of a waste to work through after spending so much on the T-187. I've read on another forum that some folks believe the blu-ray player I have has some issues outputting these formats that may be a cause of the issue which is another reason I think it might be it that is causing the problem. Just don't want to spend $500 on a new blu-ray player only to not have the issue get fixed.
Thanks in advance for any comments anyone may have.