Tried to watch my HD-DVD of Swordfish today and this was the first time I have had audio issues with this player. It is intermittent and will start and stop but I get static like sound in my surrounds and have changed out the player to my 1st generation player which I could not get a picture via HDMI. I changed the HDMI input the player was connected to and still the issue persisted. I changed the HDMI cable and still the issue persisted. Powered up the blu-ray player and no audio issues on the blu-ray HDMI or the DVD HDMI that I was using. But the HD-DVD player still has issues and no static sound comes from the front channels. I was not having this issue the last movie I played through this player. Other issues that may or may not be related or may or may not be contributing? Volume on 4K TV will not raise or lower, it is stuck! I can not even mute the sound on the tv! A few times the tv will drop HDMI and switch to another HDMI input. Problem is HDMI 3 is the only cable hooked up! I wonder if HDMI issues with the TV can be causing this issue? When I had my Pioneer Elite SC-05 hooked up, if I powered the receiver on the audio did not cut out and I had to manually select digital out. After getting the Marantz SR-8012 once I power that receiver on the audio automatically cuts on the tv once the receiver powers on. Once the receiver is off the audio comes back at the usual volume and will not go up or down and will not mute! This problem is driving me crazy! Picture looks fine but audio goes nuts on the surround channels!