Originally Posted by radtek
Fortunately I have no snap crackle or pop, but the thought of repeatable unplugging and replugging the HDMI would worry me. I don't believe the design of the HDMI connector is great to start with and excessive removal and reattaching might cause problems with the connector down the road.
There is, I find, a total, blind overreaction here to the intermittent noise problem with SACD. The issue got blown out of proportion when Neuromancer unfortunately labeled it as "Rice Krispies". That metaphor is a complete distortion of what is actually heard. Even "popping" overstates it. It's occasional, soft and barely noticeable in my system. If it were really that bad, I would switch the BDP-83 and my bedroom 980 until the problem was fixed. It's not even worth the trouble for me to disconnect some HDMI connections in my system for SACD listening. It's just not bad enough for me to take these drastic steps, given the BDP-83's otherwise superior sound quality. And, I will not trade listening via HDMI for listening via analog. That would be a big step down in my system based on comparisons I have done.
Do I want it fixed? You bet. Will it get fixed? Unquestionably, and soon, I hope and trust.