I'm having a problem with the "Digital Direct Audio Mode". I have this turned on so my receiver (Onkyo 805 via HDMI) will decode the sound. Sometimes the selection in the menu seems to be turned off, even though it's not. I can watch a movie sometimes and cycle through the sound options (PLIIX, Cinema, Pure Audio, etc), but DD+ or DD True HD (depending on the movie or sound selected from the menu) is not an option. If I stop the the A35, go into setup, the setting shows "on". If I change the value to "off", then back "on", and start the movie again, it will default to the correct sound option (DD+ or True HD). I can then cycle through the different options if I want, and those options will always be available.
So it seems like the value is turned off, but is shows "on" in the setup menu. Does anyone else have a problem like this? I hate to return it, because it plays everything I thorw at it.
I've also had one instance where the player didn't sync with the TV (Sony 60A3000). I play it at 1080p24, but one time it only started up at 1080p60. Not sure what happened there.