I searched the forums for previous posts, but could not find anything. I have been experiencing this problem for the past few weeks. I will DVR The Simpsons, Family Guys, American Dad and the audio drops on playback every few seconds. It also happens on commercials, but not as much as the TV shows. A couple DVR'ed episodes of Hell's Kitchen showed no problems. I also noticed it on ABC. A couple episodes of Eli Stone had the audio drops and they seemed to be even worse. Before I send off an e-mail to dishquality, I wanted to see if it is just me or are others experiencing the same problem. Thanks!