I started a thread here about audio drop-outs I was getting. Anyways, if anybody followed that thread, then you know that I eventually ruled out everything but the DVD player, and determined that it was/is the culprit! The DVD player in question is a Toshiba SD-5700, rated 40% by Secrets but in my opinion has very good PQ. Its an old model, probably more than 5 years old, probably much before DTS ES and Dolby Digital EX started being included on DVDs. I get multiple audio drop-outs, mainly with the DTS ES track, with the following DVDs (often if I switch to the DD/DD-EX track the same audio drop-outs don't occur): - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition (DTS ES) - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition (DTS ES) - Blade 2 New Line Platinum Series (DTS ES) - Gladiator (DTS ES) I think my player just can't handle a clean transport of so much digital data that is required for a 48 kHz 768 kbps DTS ES audio track. I can replay the scenes that drop-out once and they'll drop-out every single time, so its an entirely reproduceable "bug". The exact same scenes play perfectly seamlessly in DTS ES on my XBox. Anybody else that owns this player or a similar Toshiba player encounter these issues (SD-4700, SD-4800, SD-3800, SD-3850, SD-4900, etc)? In fact, anybody encounter similar issues with any non-Toshiba DVD player? Can we start a list of known movies (please specify DD, DD EX, DTS, or DTS ES track) that cause these players to drop-out?