Originally Posted by joeltbay
I think I have finally nailed down the problem I have been having with judder / skipped frames with the Star Wars Episode IV Blu Ray. It seems it may not be an HDMI problem at all.
I rarely use my wireless connection in my home, so I usually have it turned off. Today, I turned it on to install the recent firmware upgrade for the 320 (went from 1.22 to 1.31). Then I thought, well, they only mentioned a couple of fixes, but it's worth testing the disc again. As the disc was loading, I received the message "Network connection established.". I watched the first 15 minutes or so - no problems. Perfect playback. I then skipped to chapter 19 (Mos Eisley Spaceport) which has always been problematic and again smooth video. I thought I should try with my wireless turned off, so I shut down the 320 and my wireless. Restarted, and the problems were back! The 320 is constantly in a state of "Connecting..." which seems to cause problems with this disc. Switching BD Live to "Prohibit" did not help. However, I switched the 320 back to the default for BD Live and a wired connection (the 320 immediately knows it is not connected). All video problems went away again!
Turning my wireless back on and setting the 320 back to "Wireless" immediately allowed the connection to be re-established (thankfully, my wireless settings were not lost switching back to "Wireless" from "Wired"). Again, no video problems.
So, for some reason, if the 320 is in a constant state of "Connecting..." and the wireless connection is unavailable, however Star Wars is coded, it's just too much, and I get judder and skipped frames again. On the BDT-100, there is no wireless connection... just wired. So I am guessing this is why I did not encounter problems with this disc on the 100.
For me, setting the 320 to "Wired", or making sure my Wireless is on if I set the unit to "Wireless" is an acceptable work around. At least to me it reassures me that there is not something wrong with the video processing on the 320 let alone my HDMI.
Does this seem like a logical conclusion / explanation for the problem?
(Oh, and on a side note, I tested my Star Trek Nemesis DVD for judder, I found it played fine - both before and after the latest firmware update).