I wonder if anyone can figure this one out. First of all, I love my Samsung 841 and it has given me great service although on certain, not all, DTS encoded discs I do experience audio dropouts on the DTS track which is common to this player. I have about 5 DTS-ES encoded discs and not one of them experiences the audio dropout problem when played using that track. The most recent disc I played is the extended edition of LOTR:ROTK and it played beautifully both in 1080i video and DTS-ES audio. It's strange that ordinary DTS tracks sometimes dropout, but I have yet to have a dropout with DTS-ES; just kinda wondering if anyone has any idea why this would be the case.