What's so funny? If you've followed his postings on this you would already know. He's covered it isn't DTV's fault, it's not software, it's the hard drive, it's the stations, Speed has been doing it for over a year so I'm wrong that mine started in Oct, the birrps have turned into audio drops, it's your audio equipment, it can't be the Oct. update, it started at the same time double play started, it's DTV's responsibility but may not be their problem, the software update may go to the encoder, turn off your DD. (I'm sure I've missed a bunch too) Get the picture? Throw enough things out there and sooner or later...... If VOS knows by all means he should let DTV in on it. What have I done? About a zillion emails and phone calls with DTV and shared about everything possible except my wife with them. Do you have a background in this? Yes, I have friggin audio dropouts for five months..... :lol: Don't get me wrong, I know VoS wants to be the one that discovers the cure and he wants to appear he knows what could be wrong but it boils down to he doesn't anymore than I do. What it could be doesn't cure the problem or the frustration. So, how long before this post gets removed or the thread closed?