Pioneer BDP-LX58K sync and stutter problem
Recently I purched a used (but "as new", at least the exterior) Pioneer BDP-LX58K Bluray player. I bought it to replace my PS3, which clearly wasn't happy being used mainly as a media player. I've run into some problems during the first week of use. I've tried to contact the seller, but he moved to Germany (which is why he sold most of his posessions) and he hasn't replied to my question.
- When I play Full-HD BR discs, sometimes video stutters. It looks like as if you're trying to watch a compressed video format on a pc that can't decode fast enough. Audio plays smoothly at these times. This happens to some intro cutscenes, sometimes entire movies won't play normally.
- Also, there is a random synchronization problem with audio and video. It's possible to delay audio relative to the image. But not the other way around - which is what I need: audio lags behind the picture.
- I've set the player to output audio "as is". However, if I'm to believe the status display of my A/V processor, the player only outputs multichannel PCM audio, with the LFE channel +10dB. That's weird... No Dolby Digital, no DTS, etc.
Is anyone here familiar with these issues?
I've tried different color space settings, different audio out settings and the player is set to ouput to standard 1080p.
I haven't yet tried to reset it to factory defaults, since I'm not sure the player won't revert to UHD/4K output - which my equipment can't handle.
Other relevant equipment in my system:
Emotiva UMC-200 A/V processor (which handles all video switching, audio decoding and bass-management);
Philips 32PFL9606h 3d lcd tv.
I've connected the Pioneer player to the Emotiva with an HDMI1.3 3D capable cable from Monster Cable.
The cable between the Emotiva and my tv is a generic 3d-capable cable.
Could it be that cabling is actually the problem? These cables worked fine with the PS3. I've understood that HDMI data transfer either works, or it doesn't. There should be no such thing as intermittent problems. Right..?
If anyone can help me with this, it would be much appreciated!
Last edited by jamesblond; 04-29-2019 at 07:03 AM.