Originally Posted by Jrek
Oppo to marantz I get skipping dropping audio,panasonic to marantz no problems and the soundtrack was awesome. This was the truehd track. Oppo is 93 and panasonic is 210. Thanks Jim
Thanks a ton Jim!
Assuming both were bitstreamed, that almost certainly indicates the problem is in the player and not the receiver/pre-pro. And at least in this case, Oppo would fall short.
I'm really upset that this industry can't get their movies to work within specifications. My theory is that the hardware/software in some players, such as the Oppos, cannot extract the bitstream fast enough, resulting in a form of studdering, similar to studdering in streaming video. If this is the problem, player manufactures should not be able to claim bitstreaming capability with all titles.
I absolutely love Oppo's customer service and the build quality of their players, but if they cant so much as reliably bitstream a bluray in Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master, I cant justify buying or recommending one. Its time for an appeal to reviewers to start testing players against known "problem" Blurays. Buyers should know what they are (or are not) getting for their money.