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post #9631 of 12539
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Very weird. I have never had any dropouts with True HD.

The only THD droupouts I've had were on Enchanted & Walk Hard. All other THD titles have played fine, including Batman Begins.

BD30 > Integra 9.8
post #9632 of 12539
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Originally Posted by cktb2793 View Post

I currently have firmware 1.8 and the other day watching Batman Begins, from time to time the lips were out of sync with the voice.

I've never had lip sync issues on any other blu-ray before. I have my BD30 hooked to a Pioneer VSX-92TXH receiver then to a Pioneer 150FD Plasma.

I haven't tried Batman Begins yet (still waiting for it to arrive), but I've gotten lip syncs on several discs with my BD30 and Pioneer Elite VSX-91TXH connected to a Sony 60A3000 SXRD. Some of the titles include Goodfellas, The Last Samurai, Spider-man 2.1, and Close Encounters TrueHD. There are some hints of lip sync on Unforgiven. Please check these other discs if you have them. I'm wondering if there is a Pioneer receiver/BD30 compatibility issue here with some discs.
post #9633 of 12539
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Originally Posted by cktb2793 View Post

I currently have firmware 1.8 and the other day watching Batman Begins, from time to time the lips were out of sync with the voice.

I've never had lip sync issues on any other blu-ray before. I have my BD30 hooked to a Pioneer VSX-92TXH receiver then to a Pioneer 150FD Plasma.

That's weird. Last night I watched this movie with a Pioneer VSX-94 receiver and firmware 1.8 and had NO issues.
post #9634 of 12539
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

I'm wondering if there is a Pioneer receiver/BD30 compatibility issue here with some discs.

I really don't think so I as I have the Pioneer Elite "94" receiver and the BD30 and have NEVER had a problem with lip sync. At worst, I've had a FEW dropouts with I am legend and Walk Hard. Other than that, it's all been fine.

By the way, my TV is a Sony SXRD too (last years XBR2 version).
post #9635 of 12539
It's sounding like we need to get a flurry of folks who have done the v2.2 update and can report back their results, including what was viewed and with what specific equipment and connectivity. Settings information in also helpful (in the BD30).
post #9636 of 12539
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Originally Posted by pbmpharmacist View Post

I really don't think so I as I have the Pioneer Elite "94" receiver and the BD30 and have NEVER had a problem with lip sync. At worst, I've had a FEW dropouts with I am legend and Walk Hard. Other than that, it's all been fine.

By the way, my TV is a Sony SXRD too (last years XBR2 version).

I have the BD30 and Pio 94 also and have never had a problem with lip sync. I have only had dropouts on the Dewey Cox. I am thinking the problems some are having with lots of TrueHD disks may be related to the BD30 they have and I would suggest they send it back to the factory for replacement.
post #9637 of 12539
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Originally Posted by divedude View Post

I have the BD30 and Pio 94 also and have never had a problem with lip sync. I have only had dropouts on the Dewey Cox. I am thinking the problems some are having with lots of TrueHD disks may be related to the BD30 they have and I would suggest they send it back to the factory for replacement.

I agree. Same here, BD30 and Pioneer 94. Never had a single dropout and I did watch a lot of TrueHD disks.It doesn't look like a firmware problem.
post #9638 of 12539
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Originally Posted by slimoli View Post

I agree. Same here, BD30 and Pioneer 94. Never had a single dropout and I did watch a lot of TrueHD disks.It doesn't look like a firmware problem.

Well, if it were a hardware problem, I think it would happen more consistently among a variety of titles. I own over 20 BRs w/THD & have only had dropouts on two: Walk Hard & Enchanted. Every time I try those disks I get dropouts, but never on anything else.

I'd guess that it's probably a software related issue between the BD30 and the DSPs in some AVRs/Pre-Pros. It reminds me of the DTS "bomb" issue... which was ultimately fixed with a DSP FW update. Also, didn't "js" indicate that Panasonic had acknowledged the problem and was indeed working on a FW update to address this issue?
post #9639 of 12539
I hope some of you update to the new 2.2 firmware released today to see if your aduo drop out issues have been solved. I also believe that some of the issues are with specific receivers and disks.
post #9640 of 12539
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

I also believe that some of the issues are with specific receivers and disks.

I could not agree more.

I have never had a drop out, skip, bomb or other problem that I am aware of.

Mike

BD30
SA-XR700
58PZ700U
post #9641 of 12539
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Originally Posted by pbmpharmacist View Post

I really don't think so I as I have the Pioneer Elite "94" receiver and the BD30 and have NEVER had a problem with lip sync. At worst, I've had a FEW dropouts with I am legend and Walk Hard. Other than that, it's all been fine.

By the way, my TV is a Sony SXRD too (last years XBR2 version).

Have you tried the movies I mentioned?
post #9642 of 12539
I have never had a drop out issue either. 9.8 to Optoma HD81-LV. Can't use 24P but that's because Panasonic refuses to include "forced 24 fps" for projectors that do not return the proper handshake like mine even though they have a 48Hz capability. The PS3 works but I don't want a PS3.
post #9643 of 12539
Yeah!!! Just tried the new v. 2.2 firmware update and it was the first time that I didn't experience a single audio problem playing "The Enchanted." In fact, I was most impressed with the SQ. Don't know if it was a pyschoacoustic thing for me or if Panasonic somehow did something more than just solve the dropout problem but somehow the Dolby TrueHD sounded better than it ever did before. I am very pleased and intend on calling Panasonic to say "Thank You!"

Rich

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My modest system:

Belkin AP30800fc10 Battery Backup to protect lamp in Projection TV; Definitive Technology: C-1, Powerfield 1500 Subwoofer x 2 ea., BP-10 x 2 ea., BP-2 x 2 ea & BP-2x x 2 ea.; Dish VIP 622 DVR; Anchor Bay/DVDO iScan VP50PRO Video Processor; Emotiva XPA-5 5-Channel Amplifier; JVC HRS-S5901U S-VHS Recorders x 2 ea.; Monster Power HTS3500; MSB: ADD-1; Digital Director & DAC; Onkyo TX-SR705 Receiver; Oppo DV-980H Upscaling DVD Player; Panamax Max1000+; Panasonic DMP-BD30 Blu-Ray Disc Player; Pioneer CLD-D707 Laser Disc Player; Radient Select-4ce HDMI Switcher; Rega P5 Turntable w/PSU Power; Sony: KDS60A3000 60" Projection HDTV , DTC-A6DAT DecK, SL-HF2000 Super Beta Recorders x 2 ea. & PS3; and, Zektor MAS-3 x 2 ea.
post #9644 of 12539
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Originally Posted by rkolinski View Post

Yeah!!! Just tried the new v. 2.2 firmware update and it was the first time that I didn't experience a single audio problem playing "The Enchanted." In fact, I was most impressed with the SQ. Don't know if it was a pyschoacoustic thing for me or if Panasonic somehow did something more than just solve the dropout problem but somehow the Dolby TrueHD sounded better than it ever did before. I am very pleased and intend on calling Panasonic to say "Thank You!"

Rich

____________________________________________________________ ______

My modest system:

Belkin AP30800fc10 Battery Backup to protect lamp in Projection TV; Definitive Technology: C-1, Powerfield 1500 Subwoofer x 2 ea., BP-10 x 2 ea., BP-2 x 2 ea & BP-2x x 2 ea.; Dish VIP 622 DVR; Anchor Bay/DVDO iScan VP50PRO Video Processor; Emotiva XPA-5 5-Channel Amplifier; JVC HRS-S5901U S-VHS Recorders x 2 ea.; Monster Power HTS3500; MSB: ADD-1; Digital Director & DAC; Onkyo TX-SR705 Receiver; Oppo DV-980H Upscaling DVD Player; Panamax Max1000+; Panasonic DMP-BD30 Blu-Ray Disc Player; Pioneer CLD-D707 Laser Disc Player; Radient Select-4ce HDMI Switcher; Rega P5 Turntable w/PSU Power; Sony: KDS60A3000 60" Projection HDTV , DTC-A6DAT DecK, SL-HF2000 Super Beta Recorders x 2 ea. & PS3; and, Zektor MAS-3 x 2 ea.

I will try the upgrade tonight with my Integra 9.8.
post #9645 of 12539
Tried Walk Hard and no more dropouts with 2.2 firmware for me. This was worst BD disc for dropouts for me.
BD30 and Onkyo 805.
post #9646 of 12539
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

Have you tried the movies I mentioned?

Yes to Batman Begins and Goodfellas
post #9647 of 12539
I have alot of gear going in and out of my system doing mod work for folks, reviewing etc.

I have had 3 or 4 BD30's here and used them in my setup including 1 which was my personal unit at the time, used alot, everyday, all had identical firmware whatever the latest was at the time, 1.8 I think, anyway, all of them did not have drop outs with TrueHD tracks, one player had them 3 or 4 per hour, my unit never had one in 6 months, a few others had them very rarely

all connected via the same identical HDMI cable, all used the same IEC power cable feed from my balanced power rig, all connected to the same identical input on my Onkyo 885 pre-amp, simply swapping the players in and out of the same place in my rack

just something to think about, there are problem players out there obviously, this explains why some have the TrueHD dropouts and others have never heard of it to pardon the pun, all while using the same firmware and in some cases the same pre-amps/receivers



-Gary
post #9648 of 12539
My Aquos LCD displays a very good image using component cables from my Comcast Motorola HD recorder with both 1080i and 720p. I'd like to also use component with my DMP-BD30K.

Apparently the BD30 requires HDMI-out to upconvert a standard DVD.

Does it make sense to connect the BD30 to the HDMI-in on my new receiver and use component-out on the receiver to connect to the Aquos? Will this accomplish my goal of using component and getting a upconverted HD picture to my Aquos?
post #9649 of 12539
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Originally Posted by ChuckSF View Post

My Aquos LCD displays a very good image using component cables from my Comcast Motorola HD recorder with both 1080i and 720p. I'd like to also use component with my DMP-BD30K.

Apparently the BD30 requires HDMI-out to upconvert a standard DVD.

Does it make sense to connect the BD30 to the HDMI-in on my new receiver and use component-out on the receiver to connect to the Aquos? Will this accomplish my goal of using component and getting a upconverted HD picture to my Aquos?

is there any particular reason you need to use analog? why not just stay HDMI? Not only do you need the HDMI for the upconversion you need it for the HBR audio codecs.
post #9650 of 12539
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Originally Posted by ChuckSF View Post

Does it make sense to connect the BD30 to the HDMI-in on my new receiver and use component-out on the receiver to connect to the Aquos?

This will most certainly NOT work b/c you'll get an HDCP error. You can't use component at the end of a chain with includes HDMI. You can use component to your receiver and HDMI to the TV but the other way is blocked by HDCP.
post #9651 of 12539
Good to see continued support of this player.
post #9652 of 12539
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Originally Posted by Gary Murrell View Post

I have alot of gear going in and out of my system doing mod work for folks, reviewing etc.

I have had 3 or 4 BD30's here and used them in my setup including 1 which was my personal unit at the time, used alot, everyday, all had identical firmware whatever the latest was at the time, 1.8 I think, anyway, all of them did not have drop outs with TrueHD tracks, one player had them 3 or 4 per hour, my unit never had one in 6 months, a few others had them very rarely

all connected via the same identical HDMI cable, all used the same IEC power cable feed from my balanced power rig, all connected to the same identical input on my Onkyo 885 pre-amp, simply swapping the players in and out of the same place in my rack

just something to think about, there are problem players out there obviously, this explains why some have the TrueHD dropouts and others have never heard of it to pardon the pun, all while using the same firmware and in some cases the same pre-amps/receivers



-Gary

It really makes me wonder if I'll have dropouts regardless of what receiver I'm using.
post #9653 of 12539
Had v1.8, just did the upgrade to v2.2. No dropouts before, none with the new version either.

The only significant change I can "see" or "hear" is that a number of disks tested seem to load a bit faster. Otherwise...the BD30 is playing just fine, thank you.
post #9654 of 12539
Another one with no drop outs on TrueHD and a 3808 with any disks. Still running 1.8.
post #9655 of 12539
I had dropouts with 1.8 and so far with 2.2, I watched most of Enchanted (a disk I know had dropouts before) and it didn't have any dropouts. I'll have to post back when I have spent more time with it and maybe watched a whole movie with Dolby TrueHD through on 2.2.
post #9656 of 12539
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Originally Posted by Aetherhole View Post

I had dropouts with 1.8 and so far with 2.2, I watched most of Enchanted (a disk I know had dropouts before) and it didn't have any dropouts. I'll have to post back when I have spent more time with it and maybe watched a whole movie with Dolby TrueHD through on 2.2.

Ok. How did you get this update?
post #9657 of 12539
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Originally Posted by jvc View Post

Ok. How did you get this update?

Never mind. I have found it.
post #9658 of 12539
what titles had the problems besides enchanted, close encounters?
what parts did they have the drop outs. I remember spidey 2 having some problems. I am getting a new disc of that soon.
cann't try it at the moment.

Jacob
post #9659 of 12539
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Originally Posted by Jacob305 View Post

what titles had the problems besides enchanted, close encounters?
what parts did they have the drop outs. I remember spidey 2 having some problems. I am getting a new disc of that soon.
cann't try it at the moment.

Jacob

I had problems with 300, Dewey Cox and The Dead Pool. I bought Spiderman when it came out, but I still have yet to get around to watching them.
post #9660 of 12539
I had no problems with TrueHD dropouts with 1.8 from the BD30 to an Integra 9.8, but I just updated to 2.2 with the off-chance hope that Die Hard 2's DTS-MA track would now work. No dice.
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