Originally Posted by joeltbay
I don't really follow how cheap, lighter cables
would improve throughput on any sort of wired connection including HDMI, but I do believe I have such a cable at home. Maybe it will be a sufficient test - connecting the 320 directly to my TV with this none Monster cable which is rated high speed - to tell us something.
With a digital signal over shorter runs not greater than 20', there is no performance difference, other than solid connections, between "cheap, lighter cables" and "heavy cables".
I do understand about "Hollywood" upping requirements and this perhaps explaining different results on the older player. However, I don't understand why a brand new 2012 player would not have the processing power to handle any such requirements without incident.
It has nothing to do with processing power. The latest players are required to follow handshake instructions which take time. A series of failed handshakes, not caused by the player, will take more time to process. That extra time can result in what you are reporting.
The whole concept that buggy Java code on the Blu Rays is to blame (which I do understand is an issue on this format) is just the tip of the ice berg of what seems to be an utter mess when it comes to delivering beautiful HD Audio and Video to the masses.
Isn't it ironic that the very folks that are punishing their valid customers for the actions of pirate vendors, are also making their legitimate product less enjoyable to everyone.
I spoke to the store and they want me to bring the unit in so they can test it... so sounds like swapping at the store for another unit is going to be an uphill battle.
Be sure to take your problem disk with you. If it plays on another player then I would think that should help you get an exchange.
I won't pester you with any more diagnostic suggestions.