Originally Posted by wlee1225
well, I suspect it's more a LG issue than Pioneer, read somewhere on AVS that older f/w has no DD+ bitstreaming issue before LG enable bitsreaming on lossless formats, somehow LG screwed up lossy ones
as I mentioned before, I had a Dolby demo BD disc, DD+ 5.1/7.1 bitstreaming is flawless from Sony 350, but not from BH200
I do hope LG will fix this and other remaining issues !
I think I have to tend to agree with you, in light of what you just mentioned!
If they had played with the bitstream, then they could most likely have messed up the "flags" sent during HDMI handshaking with the receiver. Because basicly (or correct me if I am wrong????), the receiver can only act upon what type of signal/flag the PLAYER sends to it, which is sent during the handshake. So LG must have screwed up that flag being sent when they (again, most likely) hurried to get the bitstream fix sent out. But then, as the 805 had only a few of these problems with the BH200 but only during HD DVD movies being played, the Pioneer appears to be much more sensitive to the problem as the VSX-03TXH had problems with ANY HD DVD being played, and the SC-05 has problems (seeing any signal being sent as either stereo or 96khz stereo) with both BD and HD DVD
(but not regular DVD), perhaps because it is a BETTER AVR than the Onkyo and has stricter tolerances as mentioned below:
Originally Posted by efjay
Maybe not solely the LG's fault as I have a Denon and have had none of the issues mentioned with bitstreaming any HD codecs (the DTS bomb is an example of a problem that would exhibit itself with certain hardware combinations). However it could just be that some AVR's are more tolerant of the LG than others
But the confusing matter is this - using my Toshiba A35 HD DVD player, with the 805 I would occasionally get the stereo/static issue during times when the audio signal was stopped during pause/play or chapter changes. Using the VSX-03TXH, I think I got a few stereo/static issues with the A35 during those same times. But now, with the more expensive SC-05, the A35 so far has not had one signal problem yet!
IF ONLY, LG were to fix this issue, I would run back to BB and re-purchase that BH200 in a FLASH! As I said repeatedly, I truly love that player. It has excellent PQ, and the QDEO is fantastic with regular DVD's. And having one unit take the place of THREE on my Bello stand, I won't be seeing the glass shelf bowing in the middle anymore. It would go from looking like this:
Tosh A35................... Time Warner HD DVR
To this (nice & clean!!!):
BH200.......................Time Warner HD DVR
Might even put the old Marantz LD player back in again on the bottom shelf which is fully supported LOL. Not to mention the old 59AVi is still worth some $$$ to the right person, as it plays both DVD-A and SACD, as well as has i-Link, and does an excellent job of upscaling to 1080i.
Now, what you had said about the old FW, does anyone have a list of what versions does what fixes? And if I were to be able to nab my BH200 back again from BB, could someone E-Mail me those older FW updates to try out?