Originally Posted by batman144144
Good thing I found this thread. I almost bought a 5004 today. Is the Pop of Death still an issue? Is it safe to buy a refurbished 5004, or should I look at a different brand?
Apparently not resolved: my refurb 5004 arrived Friday, hooked up Saturday night... wired straight into a 7.1 speaker set that my Sony was working perfectly with up to that point. Got as far as connecting my Pioneer BDT-100 BD player via HDMI with HDMI output to my Mits 65" RPTV and couldn't resist checking out Star Wars - not too loud since it was late night and my daughter sleeps just abover the HT/Family room... did notice some slight crackling from the right front whenever I paused, muted, turned volume all the way down, or when the disc changed from the DD menu to the DTS-HD Master movie track.
Next morning checked out the PF DSOTM Immersion BD and found the same problems.. it was Sunday, so no way to talk to customer service anyway, so ignored it hoping it would go away... Sunday evening fired up another ep of SW... huge POP, then silence and a flashing red led
Customer service have shipped my replacement already, so fingers crossed.
Only found this thread and the specific pop-of-death thread after the fact...