Looks like my original thread on this topic was lost. Marantz claims problems have been fixed, including the popping and vertical sync when using S-video (digital audio dropouts seem to be a universal problem and likely have not been fixed). I went to my dealer yesterday and they don't have any units, haven't for some time. Is this an indication that they are being held back for the repair? John Garcia - I returned my 6200 for a refund, and have been using my old Yamaha DPL since December. I'm still holding out for the "fixed" 6200 line. Maybe April?