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post #61 of 663
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Originally Posted by bguzman View Post

Player: Pioneer BDP-320
Receiver: Denon AVR-790
Episode: II - Attack of the Clones
Player set to: Bitstream

Video appears to be fine but I am experiencing drop outs when playing AOTC. I was aware of the problems so I checked this episode first and the problem does go away if I change my 320 to PCM, however I loose my pretty blue light. I did watch TPM last night while bitsreaming and it played fine . I seriously doubt there will be a firmware update on my old receiver but Pioneer is still supporting the 320. I going to try bitsreaming ATOC on my PS3 at known problem spots tonight to see how that compares to the 320 because I really have no life to speak of . Will report back with findings.

Bitstreaming on my PS3 resulted in drop outs at the same locations, switching to PCM fixed all problems. Both players have the latest firmware.
post #62 of 663
Well, I've already documented my issues with the audio dropouts and now I have pixellating video during Episode II (Attack of the Clones) at both the 1:19:29 and 2:00:06 marks. One can only wonder what surprise glitches we have yet to see! Once again, gear is a Panasonic BD35 running into a Denon AVR-889. I am going to try AOTC on my Panny BD60 upstairs tonight since it is connected directly to the TV so I can at least try and rule out the AVR as the cause of the video glitches. Then again, I'm not alone in having these problems at these specific locations so I'm not expecting anything to change. So very frustrating...
post #63 of 663
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Originally Posted by NicksHitachi View Post

Don't blame our players or the AVRs for the flaky nature of HDMI handshake issues.

Not an HDMI handshake issue. Codec or stream integrity problem.
post #64 of 663
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Originally Posted by Fanboyz View Post

I am MORALLY CERTAIN that this is THX Media Director's fault.

Possible but speculative.
post #65 of 663
Updates on this issue:

Panasonic: problem in playback acknowledged on Panasonic DMP-BD35: under investigation with engineers in Japan. Too early to tell where fault lies (discs themselves or hardware). They are in discussions with Fox/LFL about this.

Denon: Turned over reproduction data for audio drop-outs on multiple receiver models. Currently under investigation

LucasFilm/Fox: turned over reproduction data for audio drop-outs: under investigation.

Onkyo: turned over problem report and suggestions on reproduction. No response yet. This one is tricky as I have not been able to find a consistent, repeatable reproduction of the "DTS bomb" - I've tested on a TX-SR605 and Integra DTC-9.8 pre/pro (base models with no firmware or DSP updates). No bomb in FF or REW. No bomb when going to "Scenes" menu and selecting "Millenium Falcon" scene. It might be that I can't get the problem *because* I haven't upgraded the DSP on these models. Will see if I can still get the DSP update and try again.

I will be posting updates on the BPBS forum as it's too time-consuming to post the same information in multiple places:

Audio drop-outs in Star Wars blu-rays (BPBS).
post #66 of 663
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Originally Posted by boylan13 View Post

Updates on this issue:

Panasonic: problem in playback acknowledged on Panasonic DMP-BD35: under investigation with engineers in Japan. Too early to tell where fault lies (discs themselves or hardware). They are in discussions with Fox/LFL about this.

Denon: Turned over reproduction data for audio drop-outs on multiple receiver models. Currently under investigation

LucasFilm/Fox: turned over reproduction data for audio drop-outs: under investigation.

Onkyo: turned over problem report and suggestions on reproduction. No response yet. This one is tricky as I have not been able to find a consistent, repeatable reproduction of the "DTS bomb" - I've tested on a TX-SR605 and Integra DTC-9.8 pre/pro (base models with no firmware or DSP updates). No bomb in FF or REW. No bomb when going to "Scenes" menu and selecting "Millenium Falcon" scene. It might be that I can't get the problem *because* I haven't upgraded the DSP on these models. Will see if I can still get the DSP update and try again.

I will be posting updates on the BPBS forum as it's too time-consuming to post the same information in multiple places:

Audio drop-outs in Star Wars blu-rays (BPBS).

Thanks for the update. Any idea if Pioneer is also looking into this?
post #67 of 663
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Originally Posted by Saturn94 View Post

Thanks for the update. Any idea if Pioneer is also looking into this?

Not sure. I haven't contacted them yet. Was waiting to see if any more recent models are affected. The 94TXH is about 4 years old I believe.
post #68 of 663
Another big thanks on the news, Chris. Will be following your future updates on the other forum. Nice to hear Panasonic looking somewhat proactive on the SW + BD35 situation.
post #69 of 663
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Originally Posted by boylan13 View Post

Not sure. I haven't contacted them yet. Was waiting to see if any more recent models are affected. The 94TXH is about 4 years old I believe.

I think there may be an issue with the players as well. Some owners of the 51/05 and 320/23 have reported pixelation issues (this would have to be a player issue?). Some had the pixelation go away when they turned off BD Live, but for others this did not work.

I received the SW Saga this past Saturday but have not opened it in case I decide to return it for a refund. I'm trying to get a handle on how likely I am to have audio/video issues before opening the set (thus forfeiting my right to a refund). For reference, I have a Pioneer 320 BD player. Audio is via optical (so lossey codecs only) to my Anthem AVM20 processor (no HDMI). Video is via HDMI straight from the BD player to my Kuro plasma.

If I'm likely to have problems, then I may just get a refund for now and wait until these issues are resolved before purchasing again.

Thank you again for you efforts.
post #70 of 663
This is all very good feedback and I'm appreciative to all. I'm very interested to see what becomes of this. It's fascinating to me that none of my other BD's have done this and I'm very anxious to finish watching the rest of my SW set over balance of the week. It's also interesting to me that for all the reviews that have been done none of the reviewers mentioned anything about this. These issues certainly fall under audio and video quality and perhaps they thought they were one time glitch type things. But surely when they progressed through the BD's and further instances occurred it would have tipped at least one of them off to question it. I've only viewed ANH the one time and on the star destroyer approach it immediately caused me to back up and play it again. And I brought it up on this forum right away. What I'm getting at is I know some reviewers get BD copies sent directly from the studio or distributor I guess. Did they get the same copy as what was distributed to the stores for purchase?
post #71 of 663
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

This is all very good feedback and I'm appreciative to all. I'm very interested to see what becomes of this. It's fascinating to me that none of my other BD's have done this and I'm very anxious to finish watching the rest of my SW set over balance of the week. It's also interesting to me that for all the reviews that have been done none of the reviewers mentioned anything about this. These issues certainly fall under audio and video quality and perhaps they thought they were one time glitch type things. But surely when they progressed through the BD's and further instances occurred it would have tipped at least one of them off to question it. I've only viewed ANH the one time and on the star destroyer approach it immediately caused me to back up and play it again. And I brought it up on this forum right away. What I'm getting at is I know some reviewers get BD copies sent directly from the studio or distributor I guess. Did they get the same copy as what was distributed to the stores for purchase?

I don't think I've ever seen a reviewer mention problems with any titles that turned out to have issues. Perhaps they take the position that's it not their place to mention technical issues?
post #72 of 663
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Originally Posted by Saturn94 View Post

I don't think I've ever seen a reviewer mention problems with any titles that turned out to have issues. Perhaps they take the position that's it not their place to mention technical issues?

Seems that it would be just as important as anything else they review IMO.
post #73 of 663
My SW Saga is on it's way. Just ordered it from Amazon a couple of days before I seen this thread. Not sure if I should return it. Currently I bitstream from a Denon 3800 player to a Denon 3808 AVR. My fw is newer in the 3800 so maybe I'll just decode it over there instead. At least it's nice to have a choice about where the decoding is done.

Only had the bomb maybe a couple of times in the past, which is a couple of times too many! Hate this issue. It doesn't seem to want to go away. Makes me want to go back to optical and say to hell with lossless.
post #74 of 663
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Originally Posted by Logan5 View Post

I had a horrendous reintroduction to the supposedly vanquished DTS HD-MA "audio bomb" while watching Episode IV.
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

I am experiencing the exact same problem with a Pioneer BDP-05FD player and the Onkyo TX-NR906 AVR....

Player: Panasonic DMP-BD30 (set to bitstream)
AVR: Onkyo TX-SR705
Episode IV - A New Hope
Problem: DTS HD-MA BOMB!

Hi ALL,

Was playing Ep IV last night and either I paused it or skipped to a chaper and when it started up got my first ever DTS HD-MA Bomb! Scared the s*** out of me!!! I immediately was concerned that I blew out my speakers but as I watched the rest of the movie the speakers sounded fine. Note: I never experienced any dropouts nor video problems.

The Panny BD player has the latest firmware, v 3.0, and the Onkyo got the DTS audio bomb firmware that was circulated a long time ago. I forget the version number but I remember very distinctly applying the update. EDIT: Just did a search on my PC and found a file with this name: CD_SR805123_08214A_07518A_07820B.wav. As I racall the update was set up as a wav file and loaded via a cd player connected with a TOSLINK cable. The update was successful and until last night I never had a bomb.

Looking quickly at the posts it looks like there may be some additional info in the data stream (THX Media Director) which may confuse the AVR's decoder and cause the bomb. Either a firmware update in the player or the AVR should be able to correct this.

I STRONGLY urge all of us to submit a trouble ticket to both the BD player and AVR mfgs to alert them to the problem and request action. As soon as I finish this post I will be doing exactly that!

Gerry

P. S. I don't like setting the player to PCM as I'm not sure what audio option is coming over. In fact a couple of times I was sure I set the audio to DTS 6.1 but it actually was the 5.1 Descriptive Audio track. So I want to be able to see the correct indicator on the AVR to make sure!

P. P. S. As an interim solution if I needed to pause I first put the AVR on mute, paused the player, restarted the player, waited a few seconds to make sure the movie was running again and the un-muted. I figured this should avoid sending the bomb, if it occurs, to the speakers.
post #75 of 663
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

This is all very good feedback and I'm appreciative to all. I'm very interested to see what becomes of this. It's fascinating to me that none of my other BD's have done this and I'm very anxious to finish watching the rest of my SW set over balance of the week. It's also interesting to me that for all the reviews that have been done none of the reviewers mentioned anything about this. These issues certainly fall under audio and video quality and perhaps they thought they were one time glitch type things. But surely when they progressed through the BD's and further instances occurred it would have tipped at least one of them off to question it. I've only viewed ANH the one time and on the star destroyer approach it immediately caused me to back up and play it again. And I brought it up on this forum right away. What I'm getting at is I know some reviewers get BD copies sent directly from the studio or distributor I guess. Did they get the same copy as what was distributed to the stores for purchase?

Reviewers got production product, not pre-production samples. I can vouch for that as my copy has the problem on ANH. I think we need to keep in mind that many (or most) Blu-ray reviewers are going to be the bleeding edge, early adopters with the latest gear. I noticed this issue while Chris Chiarella was reviewing the discs for us, but I asked him to test this specific scene on his gear before publishing the review. He tested using a couple of different players, but his receiver (Onkyo TX-SR606) didn't exhibit any of these problems during the four days he spent on the review. I also tested it on another receiver (4 year old integra pre/pro) and did not see any problems so I thought it was an isolated incident that only affected my 4-year old Pioneer receiver, or possibly just the BDT350 Blu-ray player.

From what we've seen so far, the issue is more common on older receivers (and by older I mean 2007, 2008, 2009). Most owners of the more recent Denons and Pioneers (and Onkyo/Integra) are not seeing the problem. I know Panasonic has had test discs for quite some time as they work closely with the studios to test these titles (particularly the big ones) on all of their recent players and HTiB systems before the discs hit the general public. This way if they need to issue a firmware update, they can have a little bit of lead time.

But it's when the discs get out into general circulation, on all of the various gear that's out there in the real world, that we start to see the odd compatibility issues arise, particularly with older gear.

Remember the "Alien" box set? A ton of players had problems with these discs, and the set was never recalled -- didn't need to be. The issues with "Alien" were all fixed by the affected player manufacturers via firmware upgrades. It may end up being a similar situation with "Star Wars." We shall see...

-CB
post #76 of 663
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Originally Posted by Gerryex View Post


P. S. I don't like setting the player to PCM as I'm not sure what audio option is coming over. In fact a couple of times I was sure I set the audio to DTS 6.1 but it actually was the 5.1 Descriptive Audio track. So I want to be able to see the correct indicator on the AVR to make sure!

Until this is resolved, I'd say set your Panasonic player to PCM for DTS and set BD Secondary Audio to OFF. This will get you a full 7.1 channel uncompressed PCM track, identical in quality to the original mix. The rear surround channel will be dual mono to the rears. You will not get the DTS-HD light on your receiver, but you will not lose any of the quality of the original mix. But yeah, you do need to make sure you have selected the DTS-HD mix on the disc (which is the default).

-CB
post #77 of 663
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Originally Posted by Dan P. View Post

My SW Saga is on it's way. Just ordered it from Amazon a couple of days before I seen this thread. Not sure if I should return it. Currently I bitstream from a Denon 3800 player to a Denon 3808 AVR. My fw is newer in the 3800 so maybe I'll just decode it over there instead. At least it's nice to have a choice about where the decoding is done.

Only had the bomb maybe a couple of times in the past, which is a couple of times too many! Hate this issue. It doesn't seem to want to go away. Makes me want to go back to optical and say to hell with lossless.

You will probably get the drop-outs. I would suggest setting the player to do the decoding (PCM) until this is resolved.
post #78 of 663
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Originally Posted by Gerryex View Post

P. S. I don't like setting the player to PCM as I'm not sure what audio option is coming over. In fact a couple of times I was sure I set the audio to DTS 6.1 but it actually was the 5.1 Descriptive Audio track. So I want to be able to see the correct indicator on the AVR to make sure!

P. P. S. As an interim solution if I needed to pause I first put the AVR on mute, paused the player, restarted the player, waited a few seconds to make sure the movie was running again and the un-muted. I figured this should avoid sending the bomb, if it occurs, to the speakers.

Seems like it might be less hassle to make sure “what the audio option is” at the beginning of every movie by purposely selecting it to begin with (which, btw is the default), as opposed to using the pause routine and put up with the audio dropouts using bitstream. Like I said before this is not the first bitstream issue in the world (at least that I have experienced). Regardless of the cause, player or AVR hardware or disk software, and it likely will not be the last people encounter. While I think it is great that people are pursuing this particular issue to be solved, it is odd to me that people would just not elect to use PCM and actually enjoy the movie without the distractions of audio dropouts, etc. At the very least it will free up time to critique other problems with the software. Once a problem has been identified, why keep beating the dead horse. And in the process, getting really upset about it. Life seems pretty short to me, personally I would rather actually enjoy the movies. Then again, I have never been much of a critic with regards to these things, that is unless they make a movie un-watchable. To me, these audio dropouts would be something that would bother me quite a bit. Fortunately I choose not to listen to them by setting my player to PCM. We all make choices with regards to these things, while I am glad many have contacted manufacturers (and I may too because it is the right thing to do), I am not holding my breath that the problem will be fixed with these disks (and/or the associated hardware). And I am certainly not going to return my disk set in the hope that others will not have the problem or because it is unacceptable, because again there is a way to deal with it where you can enjoy the soundtrack without any issues. Not sure about the video issues as I have only seen one small issue in the first disk. I don't think there is one disk out there that is "perfect" in every way. Some are better than others that is for sure, but we can say that about anything in life. We all have to remember that the originals of these are quite old and they will never be perfect original High Definition masters (even those have their issues with current movies). High definition did not exist back then and compromises had to be made to bring these movies to BD today. We may not all like those compromises, but they could have spent another 10 years bringing them to market and still not have things perfect. I don't know about you but the wait for me was long enough, and I am not even a Star Wars fanatic.

I do understand there are many people that are really dedicated Star Wars fans (not to mention reviewers and those that just simply have more of a "critical eye") and as such are much more critical than others may be regarding the quality of this product. While the video does look kind of "hokey" sometimes (some scenes did in the originals too before HD came along), and I would prefer no momentary pixilation issues, I am really amazed at the quality of the soundtrack coming from the BD release. Beats the hell out of what was originally released and I am loving it listening via PCM.......
post #79 of 663
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Originally Posted by boylan13 View Post

Reviewers got production product, not pre-production samples. I can vouch for that as my copy has the problem on ANH. I think we need to keep in mind that many (or most) Blu-ray reviewers are going to be the bleeding edge, early adopters with the latest gear. I noticed this issue while Chris Chiarella was reviewing the discs for us, but I asked him to test this specific scene on his gear before publishing the review. He tested using a couple of different players, but his receiver (Onkyo TX-SR606) didn't exhibit any of these problems during the four days he spent on the review. I also tested it on another receiver (4 year old integra pre/pro) and did not see any problems so I thought it was an isolated incident that only affected my 4-year old Pioneer receiver, or possibly just the BDT350 Blu-ray player.

From what we've seen so far, the issue is more common on older receivers (and by older I mean 2007, 2008, 2009). Most owners of the more recent Denons and Pioneers (and Onkyo/Integra) are not seeing the problem. I know Panasonic has had test discs for quite some time as they work closely with the studios to test these titles (particularly the big ones) on all of their recent players and HTiB systems before the discs hit the general public. This way if they need to issue a firmware update, they can have a little bit of lead time.

But it's when the discs get out into general circulation, on all of the various gear that's out there in the real world, that we start to see the odd compatibility issues arise, particularly with older gear.

Remember the "Alien" box set? A ton of players had problems with these discs, and the set was never recalled -- didn't need to be. The issues with "Alien" were all fixed by the affected player manufacturers via firmware upgrades. It may end up being a similar situation with "Star Wars." We shall see...

-CB

Good info, thanks.
post #80 of 663
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Originally Posted by Gerryex View Post

Player: Panasonic DMP-BD30 (set to bitstream)
AVR: Onkyo TX-SR705
Episode IV - A New Hope
Problem: DTS HD-MA BOMB!

Hi ALL,

Was playing Ep IV last night and either I paused it or skipped to a chaper and when it started up got my first ever DTS HD-MA Bomb! Scared the s*** out of me!!! I immediately was concerned that I blew out my speakers but as I watched the rest of the movie the speakers sounded fine. Note: I never experienced any dropouts nor video problems.

The Panny BD player has the latest firmware, v 3.0, and the Onkyo got the DTS audio bomb firmware that was circulated a long time ago. I forget the version number but I remember very distinctly applying the update. EDIT: Just did a search on my PC and found a file with this name: CD_SR805123_08214A_07518A_07820B.wav. As I racall the update was set up as a wav file and loaded via a cd player connected with a TOSLINK cable. The update was successful and until last night I never had a bomb.

Looking quickly at the posts it looks like there may be some additional info in the data stream (THX Media Director) which may confuse the AVR's decoder and cause the bomb. Either a firmware update in the player or the AVR should be able to correct this.

I STRONGLY urge all of us to submit a trouble ticket to both the BD player and AVR mfgs to alert them to the problem and request action. As soon as I finish this post I will be doing exactly that!

Gerry

P. S. I don't like setting the player to PCM as I'm not sure what audio option is coming over. In fact a couple of times I was sure I set the audio to DTS 6.1 but it actually was the 5.1 Descriptive Audio track. So I want to be able to see the correct indicator on the AVR to make sure!

P. P. S. As an interim solution if I needed to pause I first put the AVR on mute, paused the player, restarted the player, waited a few seconds to make sure the movie was running again and the un-muted. I figured this should avoid sending the bomb, if it occurs, to the speakers.

I contacted Onkyo (and it took them 24 hours to return my call) and explained my problem. They said they my production run of the 906 still had the bad DTS DSP decoder so they are sending me a firmware update to flash the DSP. I am not sure if that is going to fix the issue or not.
post #81 of 663
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

I contacted Onkyo (and it took them 24 hours to return my call) and explained my problem. They said they my production run of the 906 still had the bad DTS DSP decoder so they are sending me a firmware update to flash the DSP. I am not sure if that is going to fix the issue or not.

I cringe thinking I'll need a firmware update for my Pioneer TXH94 to play Star Wars properly, keeping in mind that on some of the discs I can't get back surround output at all either in PCM or Bitstream.

Last time I got a firmware update, I had to take it very far away from home to have it done. Unless one gets very lucky to get it done same day, the stories of Pioneer receivers being out of action for extended periods of time for updates are plentiful.

Pioneer hasn't had home updates available to this date, as far as I know. My best hope right now is Oppo comes up with a solution for me at the player level.
post #82 of 663
Player: Pioneer BDP-23FD
Receiver: Pioneer VSX-94TXH
Episode: IV - A New Hope
Player set to: Bitstream

OK, I got a chance to check ep IV last nite after work and confirmed I do have an audio dropout at 36:55, when bitstreaming to the AVR, as boylan13 has pointed out. The dropout does not happen when sending PCM to the AVR.

One observation: Usually on the AVR if there is a change or interruption in the stream it will change it's displayed audio, but I did not see that happen. The display on the AVR remained "DTS HD MST", or whatever it says, through the dropout.

I will also mention when I was watching ep IV when I received the set on 9/16 I did get the pixelized video about halfway through ep IV. Updating to firmware 3.72 solved that problem. FWIW, I don't use BDlive or even have an ethernet cable on the player, I have seen that implicated in the video problems on the pioneer players.
post #83 of 663
Denon 3808ci
PS3
RE: Ep IV

Perhaps I should add to my previous accounts, I have not had any pixelations issues of any kind.
post #84 of 663
As I noted above, I get the DTS bomb when chapter-skipping. This has never happened before on my Onkyo TX-SR705, which does have the final firmware versions.

I bitstream from my Oppo BDP-80 only because the Onkyo's output is about 5dB louder than LPCM, and since my Onkyo produces a little bit of residual noise at the levels I normally use, bitstreaming effectively reduces that noise by 5dB.

It's time for a new AVR anyway. These x05 models also have a glitch with TiVo HD units, where after commercial skipping through programs with DD 5.1, the center channel is often missing. Pause/unpause brings it back, but it's annoying. TiVo blames Onkyo. Onkyo blames TiVo. Problem remains unaddressed after four years.
post #85 of 663
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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post

I cringe thinking I'll need a firmware update for my Pioneer TXH94 to play Star Wars properly, keeping in mind that on some of the discs I can't get back surround output at all either in PCM or Bitstream.

Last time I got a firmware update, I had to take it very far away from home to have it done. Unless one gets very lucky to get it done same day, the stories of Pioneer receivers being out of action for extended periods of time for updates are plentiful.

I remain hopeful that it WON'T turn out to be receiver firmware that needs updating. As I've asked several times, how could the VIDEO be impacted by the receiver's DSP firmware? In bitstream, the receiver is processing the audio but it is simply passing through the video. I'm having just as many video issues (freezing/pausing and pixelating) as I am audio issues.

If it turns out that I do need to get my 94TXH's firmware updated I will be VERY unhappy! If THX Media Director is causing the problem I'd rather just boycott THX Media Director enabled titles.

Mark
post #86 of 663
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Originally Posted by Dan P. View Post

My SW Saga is on it's way. Just ordered it from Amazon a couple of days before I seen this thread. Not sure if I should return it. Currently I bitstream from a Denon 3800 player to a Denon 3808 AVR. My fw is newer in the 3800 so maybe I'll just decode it over there instead. At least it's nice to have a choice about where the decoding is done.

Obviously I'm not 100% sure but the issues noted will most likely not result in a "disk" fix or replacement. This is definitely more of a "component/configuration" issue. I can totally relate however with those having playback issues - and "the bomb" issue could be downright devastating to someone's speakers..

I would not be considering sending the set back. Even if it does turn out to be a partial "disk" issue we will either be offered a replacement or be stuck with them as is (with PCM work-around).. So the current decision should be do I want them or not-period?

I'm fortunate that my current Yamaha AVR and OPPO have played through Episodes I, II, III, and IV flawlessly - all via Bitstream. I'm running separate HDMI runs from source to the Yamaha and PJ however (one strictly for audio the other video). I'm assuming most of the issues are stemming from a single HDMI from source to/"through" AVR to display. Another reason why I don't feel this is a disk issue beyond the fact that the data sure ticks off some components etc. Hopefully a few firmware downloads/upgrades will come out of this to alleviate the majority of the visual and audio problems.

Cheers
post #87 of 663
Player: Panasonic BDP-80 latest firmware
Receiver: Denon AVR-590
Episode(s) affected: Episode 2 & 4 (all locations mentioned already on this forum)
Player set to Bitstream or PCM: Bitstream (PCM does resolve the issue)

Additional comments: None
post #88 of 663
Does "the bomb" issue occur with Denon AVRs? I'm on the fence about ordering the set from Amazon to play on an OPPO 83 "through" a Denon 2310CI and would like to know what to expect.
post #89 of 663
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Originally Posted by Saturn94
Ralph,

Did you experience any of the audio/video issues that have been widely reported?

Thanks for another great review.

Greetings,

I experienced audio dropouts during one viewing session of Revenge of the Sith. Watching it during two other viewings, nothing. I played it back in my Panasonic 310, nothing. I chalked it up to one of those mysterious glitches which is why I left it out of my review.

Tried it again after reading about some of the reported problems and still nothing.

I didn't have issues with any of the remaining discs in the set.

Regards,
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I hope I didn't breach protocol here but I didn't know how to bring the post from the other thread over here besides copying and pasting. It's Ralph Potts' experience with the subject issues.
post #90 of 663
So far, my only issue has been the 2 reported video glitches in EpII on a DMP-BD35. As stated before, I'm currently running audio via optical to receiver-obviously lossy DTS is unaffected in terms of audio bugs. Video is straight to display via component, not HDMI.

Hopefully, the video issues can be resolved either via BD35 update or disc replacement. Not sweating the audio bug....yet. But the day is likely soon that I will need to.
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