I'm STILL getting audio dropouts and I've tried every conceivable thing (changing the parameters for DVD/6ch to D-MANUAL as it said in the manual, checking my connection, re-connecting my speakers, making sure polarities on speakers are correct, etc.). STILL, I get audio dropouts. It didn't happen for awhile. Anywho, later on I'm playing a Dolby Digital audio source and BAM, dropout occurs. I'm going to try returning this junk to Circuit City and going the separates route. Perhaps I'll exchange it for a new one to see if it works. Despite the great sound this unit puts out when it IS working, these audio dropouts should not be happening. What a piece of crap. I am very frustrated right now. EDIT: I finally have everything working. It's a fault of mine, and not the product. I replaced the regular audio cable I was using with a digital coaxial cable. I've been testing Dolby Digital and stereo sources since I changed the cable and no audio dropouts have occured!!! This is one great product and I highly recommend that you don't skimp on the cables when you first buy it. I'll post a complete review of the Kenwood HTB-504 in a few days.