I remember when I used to have audio dropouts when I had my previous DVD player (Toshiba 2108) and a Sony 925 receiver. Others had posted of dropouts when combining certain Toshiba (and others) DVD players with Sony receivers (and some others). I since exchanged the DVD player for a 3108 and there were no dropouts. My question here is, does anyone experience audio dropouts when using all the same brand (ie Sony receiver and DVD player for example)? What is the definitive explanation from the manufacturers regarding this phenomenon? I know there are many people out there with dropout problams based on the posts I have seen.