Originally Posted by Michael Sargent
Anyone have issues with Elysium? I played it last night on my 230 and got continual video cut outs that seemed to get worse on action scenes. By cut outs I mean the audio played normally while the screen went black for several seconds up to a minute.
In the end we could only see about 1/2 of the movie (sounded like it would be worth watching, if we could see it). I played around with a number of controls, but nothing seemed to make any difference.
I have the latest firmware on my 230. The HDMI output goes to a Denon AVR-4520CI and then a Panasonic PT-AE8000.
Ha! I thought I was along. I posted this same exact problem playing the same disc on the 2010 Mitsubishi 3D DLP thread. Cutouts were so bad I coudln't stand to watch the 2nd half of the movie. I have 2 older DMP-BDT220 units and I swapped cables and players to try eliminating what would cause this.
Summary of my investigations. Different cables from other know working TVs had no effect. Bad cable ruled out. Swapping the BDT220 for the 230 solved problem and I was able to watch the entire Elysium Blu-Ray with 0 cutouts. This is my second BDT230 as I originally had severe cutouts watching Grown-Ups 2 on blu-ray. Thought the problem was solved with the second unit (returned original and bought another new unit) until I rented Elysium.
Now here's the kicker for me. The Elysium disc plays cut-out free when hooked up to my 2 alternate TVs which are 55" Panny Plasmas (55ST-30s)! Does that make sense. Didn't make sense to Panny tech support either. After an hour of troubleshooting and explaining what occurred the tech said there must be some type of incompatibility on the newer 230 player but he had no clue as to what? So now I'm in a quandry of what to do with the second unit. If I hang onto it this may happen again with a future Blu-Ray and I have no clue why it plays most fine then gets cut-outs on occasional discs like Grown-Ups 2 and Elysium? Mayble those discs have some type of new encoding on them?
Last note. I provisioned the options on the old 220 and 230 EXACTLY THE SAME as to rule out any player options causing the cut-outs. In addition to that I then started random combinations of video options with the same results. 230 kept cutting out as long as it was hooked up to my 2010 Mits DLP (82")