After about 10 minutes after I made my previous post, I started to seriously listen, and when Du Hast by Rammstien (my favorite German industrial/metal song of all time) came on I cranked my receiver up to volume level 25 out of 50, never had it cranked that high before, usually I have it on 5-7, 9 or 10 for Dolby Digital content. Pretty damn loud, and Sounded excellent . I recorded an hour of Metal on my DirecTiVo while listening to it live and replayed it and didn't notice any dropouts when it was live and I replayed it and didn’t notice any the second time through either. If you have an idea of around what time you’ll have Metal on, post it hear and I’ll have it recording at that time, then, like you did above, post what songs you heard the drop out in, and I’ll be able to tell for sure. However, I have my DTiVo hooked to my receiver with toslink. On my home theater receiver, when a source is hooked up digitally, and there is a loss of audio (no matter how brief) the display will drop the Dolby Digital or PCM indicator, then when it returns it will scroll either Dolby Digital or PCM across the display to show that audio has returned. I didn't notice this when I was listening earlier.