I started playing around with the audio options on the D1. Changing from 7.1 to 5.1. PCM vs straight audio and uhh. the dynamic range on. It seems to have lessened the dropouts, but even on movies like The Losers, I experienced like a 1/2 sec audio drop out (While the video continues fine), while watching a 5 minute clip. I'm gonna continue to experiment, trying to attach the USB drive directly on the D1, playing from the original disc, etc.. and report early next week.