Originally Posted by wmcclain
Hard to say. The studios are the big dog here; if they want to push the authoring envelope then equipment manufacturers have to accomodate them.
A complication is: what if this is a capability interaction between the player and receiver? You might need firmware updates on both sides. That's a many-to-many fiasco.
So long as they are just pushing the envelope, and not breaking the rules i guess.
If you want to be aggressive, return it as defective. Write the review sites and ask them to publicize. But there is no way to know if you will ever get a replacement disc with the problem corrected.
I did send the Disney site a complaint and asked if they planned to fix it. I'm sure I'll just get a "standard" response.
Also note that as far as I have heard, the problem only occurs when bitstreaming, Switching to LPCM is a practical solution if your receiver will take it.
That's what I've heard too - and probably what I'll end up doing (switching to LPCM).
Since it is only on bitstreaming, that would seem to indicate that the AVR's decoding capabilities are less than the players'. Because if a player can read, decode and send without issue, it can certainly read and send without issue.