I am sure there is an easy answer to this, but I have not had any time to investigate as of yet... Last weekend I started noticing missing audio when I was watching a DVD. It would intermittently cut out the audio for a split second, but it happened very frequently, making it impossible to enjoy the flick. I tried a couple of other DVDs, but the problem was the same, so it wasn't the DVDs. I am using an optical cable from my DVD player to my receiver, and figure it to be the cause, but have not had the chance to check it out. Am I right in my assumption?? Is this a common occurrence with optical cables?? If so, I can't afford to keep replacing them.... Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!