I don't doubt that the difference is my Denon AVR. Trouble is that I didn't have this trouble until the last NR and it was well reported that testers had audio issues (and others) with this version. Fact is I really don't care all that much - because I can turn of DD and it works. I don't use DirecTV much in my home theatre other than football games - mostly blu-ray. That's not going to help a bunch of others and when football season starts up I'm hoping it will be fixed. I don't expect perfection from DirecTV. In-fact I think in general they do a decent job but they do need to take a look at who is running engineering and why we have to put up with the constant fear of an 'update'. The poor chaps that now have the 'known' audio drops hopefully can use the temporary fix of no-Dolby Digital like in my case. Annoying but at least you miss anything.... What really chaps my hide is the amount of money I pay isn't matching up with what I receive from DirecTV. Depending on what happens with Sunday Ticket this year I may my receiver problems by not having them!