Gonk- you got one of them.
For the audio only feature, I was only looking at the player's display. There *is* a 5s (in my case) lag to when it actually engages and the indicator on the player lights up.
LPCM indicator: yes, HDMI audio output is off. I need to look at this some more. One theory I have is this: For the Pio, when I had it powered up and the display powered up connected with HDMI, when I shut the display off, the audio mutes for a moment, and then comes back. But every now and then, the player would act "wierd", and I'd have to turn it off and then back on. When I was seeing the strange things with the LPCM indicator last night, it was also after having turned the display off when the Oppo was on and connected to it with HDMI.
Will look at video over the next few days. Neat player.