I’m not sure I have seen anyone report this annoyance. Like most others, I use the skip forward button to avoid watching commercials. At the end of the skip-forward, when the audio kicks back in, there will be a momentary stuttering of the sound, as if the audio is kicking back in before the skip-forward has “settled down”, if that makes any sense. This happens on all three of my DVR’s (HR21, HR23 and HR24), so I doubt it is hardware-specific. I don’t recall this behavior until fairly recently, although I have been hearing the stuttering for at least a month now. Are there any others having this issue as well? Are there any theories about what is causing it, or how it might be fixed?