Originally Posted by jgantert
Strange, I was having a lot of audio dropouts on Max Payne DVD tonight. I'm using HDMI to DVI-HDCP at 1080i and optical audio cable with Dolby Digital 5.1 and a Yamaha HTR-5250 receiver (ancient). Looks like the problem was with the DD5.1 stream, since the AVR wasn't detecting any disconnects in the data stream (ie: it said DOLBY DIGITAL all the time, never switched back to PRO LOGIC, meaning it never lost the digital signal).
I'm new to the BH200, and haven't watched many SD DVDs on it. Is this normal? I usually just watch HD DVDs using DTS re-encoding, so far without issue.
Thanks in advance.
No, this is not normal. Any audio/video drops reported are almost always while viewing HD DVD or Blu-ray. Play back of standard DVD is mostly flawless. That being said, all my components (TV, A/V receiver, etc.) are HDMI 1.3 so I don't use DVI, optical, etc. I think that may be one reason I don't have nearly as many drop out issues as some users.
I know that the BH200 is very picky about it's HDMI handshaking and doesn't play well with older versions (1.1, 1.2). I seem to remember someone saying that going from HDMI to DVI can cause issues to, though I can't point you to a specific post. Maybe someone else can help.
Also, have you had this issue with any other standard DVD's? Did the Max Payne come from Netflix or Blockbuster? Just wondering.