Originally Posted by Saturn94
Thank you for responding.
LOL...... I got an e-mail from Oppo also asking what happens if I turn the Center back to ON then OFF. The answer is there is no change in behavior. I did try disconnecting cables and whatever cables remained connected were passing a signal, again, no matter what the speaker settings.
After further testing, it's apparent that this title completely ignores all the speaker settings in the 980H. Even if I set ALL the speakers to OFF, except the L&R channels which cannot be set to OFF, I still get sound from all speakers and sub. BTW, for testing purposes I made sure my processor (Anthem AVM20) was set to "ANALOG DIRECT" for the multichannel inputs so that no processing was going on there. Between this and cable connecting/disconnecting, I have ruled out that the processor is doing anything to cause this behavior. It's clear the 980H is sending a signal out all 5.1 analog connectors. Besides, it's only on this disc that this strange behavior happens. My other DVD Audio/SACD titles do not exhibit this behavior. I must admit that my collection is small right now as I have only recently been buying DVD-A/SACD titles.
This behavior only happens when I play the DVD Audio track on this particular disc. The other tracks (DTS, PCM) play as they should according to the 980H's speaker settings. I tried a couple other DVD Audio titles as well and they work properly, even when the DVD Audio track is selected.
Another problem I've had with the "Blue Man Group, The Complex" title is menu navigation. All the menu options (audio tracks, features, etc) are on the main page. When you try to move the "cursor", the movement does not correlate with the direction selected. For instance, I may try to move the cursor up by pressing the up arrow on the remote, but the cursor may move down, sideways, or not at all. I haven't been able to figure out a pattern and trying to select a particular audio track or feature becomes an exercise in random button pushing until you finally land on the place you want.
I tested this disc in my Pioneer 51, and the menu works normally. However, as you know the 51 lacks DVD Audio abilities so I could not test that audio track to see what would happen on the 51.
Oppo has asked me if I would send them the disc, but as I told them, I am very reluctant to do so as it was difficult to locate an affordable new copy (or any copy; it seems this title has been discontinued) and I do not want to risk damage/loss in transit. I've ask them if they could obtain another copy by other means. Hopefull they can and see what is going on.
I also told them I would also appeal to my fellow AVS members for help as there must be some Oppo owners who are also Blue Man Group fans.
Come out, come out, wherever you are!
EDIT: Would it be inappropriate for me to post in other Oppo threads to try to find another owner with the DVD Audio title in question? I'm interested in whether this problem is unique to the 980H or if it occurs on other Oppo players (DVD or BD players). It doesn't seem like many owners visit the DVD section anymore much less this thread.