Originally Posted by spunky721
I had this problem watching Ratatouille last night. It seemed like more than just an audio drop. It felt as if the video paused slightly as well.
I've also had the audio dropout problem on my 1500. So far we've watched 3 blu ray movies (ratatouille, the departed, HP Order of the Phoenix) and 2 DVDs. There were no dropouts at all on the DVDs. Ratatouille had either all the dropouts or most. I'm not 100% sure if there were any dropouts on the departed, if there were there weren't many and I didn't watch all of the HP movie with the kids, but the parts I saw had no dropouts.
The dropouts all appeared to be just audio, and were all less than 1 sec, I'm guessing that there were at least 3 and maybe up to 5 on ratatouille. I was kinda hoping that it was a one off problem, but now hearing others are also running into it makes me wonder if this is the blu ray player for me.
One other problem I ran into last night was it seemed that the player booted in an unstable mode. I turned it on, opened the drawer dropped in the DVD Grand Prix and hit the close button. Nothing happened, so I hit the close button 3 more times and still nothing happened. I then went looking for the remote, and while looking my son walked up and pushed the close button, that time the drawer closed, but the player wouldn't read the disc, eventually it popped up a message saying the disc couldn't be played. Then my son hit the power button, turned it off, and turned it on again. This time he opened it up, closed it on the first try, and we proceeded to watch the movie with no other issues at all.
I'm a little bit bummed about these very small problems, because aside from them, everything else on the player works pretty well.
I'll probably keep it for 30 days and then decide if I should bring it back and wait for the s350.