I also get the popping in specific speakers.
Serenity HD-DVD, about 10min in as Malcom is commenting on the panel flying off.
Same popping pattern, 100% repeatable. Bitstream has it left front, re-encode left rear.
Both on optical and analog outputs. English and Spanish audio, French is clean.
Same with U-571 HD-DVD and depth charges. But there English has the pops, Spanish is ok.
Tried large/small speakers, Rear speakers on/off.
Sent in for repair, included the exact specific spots problems occured. Replace a part and returned, still bad..
At least it is within the 30day BB return window.
Before I do, any last ideas? Both are fine on the A30/35 so the issue is the player