Hi Matt, hope you see this as you seem to be the expert on this player on the HTF and AVS boards Wondering if you can help me track down an issue I'm having w/ my Malata. My replacement unit just came in today after my last unit was DOA. Anyhow, it's set up and looking and sounding great now, with one HUGE exception. In navigating around submenus of DVD titles, the sound will suddenly and continusously skip ....and not just slightly skipping, we're talking skipping like a 20 dollar discman with a 500 pound gorilla jumping up and down on it. It's never the top level menu, only if i navigate further down, say to the subtitles or the audio set up menus. Currently I've had the problem occur on: Toy Story 1 Toy Story 2 Josie and the Pussy Cats 3/3 so far so I'm guessing this is going to be a pattern. Ideas? couldn't seem to find any posts here or at AVS that mention this particular problem. thanks a lot man! you da man!