I am just worried about the blue pixels so far. Since I live in Europe, a factory repair would be the worst case!
Thank you for the link. As for the audio drop outs, I used the Proceed AVP, AVP2 and Mark Levinson No.40 with it. I experienced audio dropouts sometimes and sometimes not. I can't tell with which I had them, but my guess would be the No.40.
If I am getting this correct, there is no fix for the audio dropout problem. It's just that some decoders mask it and some don't, right?