My audio skips on a regular basis when watching DVDs in DTS. I use a Rotel RSP-976 preamp and Panasonic RP-62 DVD player. I narrowed it down to my front channels and size setting. If set to Large, I get no audio skip in DTS. However, when I set them to small (which is what I want to do), it happens. I found some other threads about an Onkyo that had this problem. Unfortunately, the Rotel has no Re-EQ and minimal options. There is nothing I have found to change that fixes this problem. It seems like a compatibility issue between tyhe player and preamp... as I NEVER had any skips with an old Phillips DVD player and this Rotel. Is anyone familiar with this player and/or preamp that can help? I checked every setting and this is it. Unless I set my mains to Large, it skips in DTS. It's ashame as this Panny got such great reviews which is why I bought it. For those who have a Rotel 976, which DVD player do you use? I don't mind swapping players (the panny was only $100 or so) to get rid of this problem. I just want to buy a model with excellent video and sound quality (progressive) and none of these DTS issues. I guess I could buy the Rotel player which I assume would work properly with it's own brand, but I'm not ready to drop a grand on a dvd player. I just want a quality budget player like the Panny w/o these DTS problems. I tried a Pioneer Elite model (one of the lower end approx. $400) once and it had so many damn video bugs I returned it the next day.