Originally Posted by MordredKLB
Look, I think there's a fairly good chance that it's a problem with the XBR. However, I've been reading that 5300 thread for months and I can tell you that there are very few people mentioning audio and video dropout with their 5300s. It's certainly nothing like the issues listed in this thread. I've got an XBR4 and a 4400ES and I'm considering selling the 4400 due to it's own bugs (particularly the inability to pass 1080p24 for some reason) so I feel your pain. If it is the TV, hopefully Sony can fix this... if it's not, hopefully the receiver makers can fix the stuff on their end.
Right, the problem is trying to convince them of who's at fault
a. If you hookup a Denon to a Sony XBR you see the problem.
So, if you take the Denon out of the loop the problem goes away.
Thus, Sony blames the receiver.
b. If you hookup a Denon to another TV you don't see the problem.
Thus Denon blames Sony.
c. If you hookup a Denon or Onkyo or even a Sony receiver to another TV you don't see the problem.
(nobody blames anyone)
d. If you hookup a Denon or Onkyo or Sony receiver to an XBR you see the problem.
Thus, logically, it is most likely the XBR TV at fault, but what do I know?
The fact is a Denon receiver and an XBR TV are very popular combinations. Denon would be losing some sales if they don't work with Sony to get the problem fixed. I know Sony is too big to pay attention to the consumer, but I would think Denon should be able to use their resources to work with the Sony engineers to get them to acknowledge and resolve the problem.
It's ridiculously easy, hookup a 3808 to an XBR TV with some diagnostic equipment, watch and wait.