Based on feedback in this thread, the symptom MAY vary depending on the AVR used. IF that is accurate, then the electronics in the AVR are making a difference. (Ex: some AVRs may take less time to recover from an audio drop/DD signal loss/etc, may have better error handling, or similar). That means the electronics in one of these items may have a different behavior than the AVR someone already has. Of course, @ ~$250 for the 1st item, folks may prefer to switch to a different AVR.