Originally Posted by snowghost
What firmware are you using?
I'd upgraded from version 2.8 to version 4.0 & noticed the issue. I then decided to try rolling back to Ver 2.7, which I did & still no joy. I then decided to try installing the region free firmware & the issue still occurred. I went back to version 4.0 firmware today & the issue is still there.
I've had my Toshiba XE1 for over a year. Its been connected with coax into my older Pioneer Receiver (VSX-D2011) during that time. As that model of receiver does not have HDMI or inbuilt decoding for HD Audio Soundtracks, I would have been used to just hearing the core Dolby Digital bitstreamed over the coax into my receiver. It never gave any issues or drop outs.
I recently upgraded that receiver to the new Pioneer SC-LX81. I've now been able to connect the XE1 into the LX81 via HDMI & the LX81 also decodes all the HD Audio Soundtracks. Its only over the last week as I've a chance to listen to the HD Audio Soundtracks for the first time, that I discovered the audio drop outs with the DD+ soundtracks when bitstreamed over HDMI to the LX81. If I just connect back into the LX81 with coax in the same way as I used to have my old receiver setup, I get no dropouts (& no HD Audio - just the the core version) so its just a quick test that indicates to me that I may have a problem with the XE1 which I've had from the minute I bought it, but not been aware of it until now.
Its just ununusal that on any of the Warner HD-DVDs that I have, their DD+ soundtracks play fine when bitstreamed over HDMI into the LX81. I also ran a quick test today on HD-DVD Chronicles of Riddick. I chose the Spanish / French DD+ soundtracks & they played fine bitstreamed via HDMI into the LX81 but the English DD+ Soundtrack had the dropouts.
I've emailed both Pioneer & Toshiba Customer Support to notify them of the issue but due to HD-DVD not being a 'go forward' technology / format, I don't expect to get much back from either company & I do understand why they may not want to spend any time / effort as its seemingly a very specific problem (although I do see a few others have had similar issues with their XE1s & XA2s & not just with Pioneer receivers)