I was really happy with everything about the new DV-578A player I hooked up last week, until I started to hear various skipping on DVD-Audio discs. It plays CD's and DVD-Video discs just fine, and it plays 1mm errors on a test CD I have, which is better than average, and much better than the 0.2mm redbook standard. The skipping I hear is on various DVD-Audio discs from different companies (AIX, Reprise, DTS Entertainment, DGC). The discs are all flawless (no scratches). It's definitely a player problem because the skipping is random, and can't be repeated at the same point in a song. It's just a 1/2 second skip when it occurs but it's annoying. Doesn't occur on every song, and usually never more than once in a song. And then when trying to play Steely Dan's "Everything Must Go" DVD-Audio after selecting the 2 channel stereo 192/24 track, it plays fine for about the first 25 to 29 seconds of a song, and then skips like crazy so the song becomes unlistenable. Anyone else had these problems with the new DV-578A's? I'm going to call Pioneer today to see what they have to say. Mine was manufactured in June 2004. I purchased mine mail-order, otherwise I would have exchanged it by now to see if a different unit would be better. If I could get a unit without this skipping problem I'd be quite happy, considering the low price tag of this player. Though I still would have been willing to pay an extra $100 or so for the unit if they put more quality into the power supply, chassis, etc.