I have been using a Samsung upscaling HDMI DVD / VCR recorder (VR325) with no issues (using HDMI) on my Sony KDS60A2000 HDTV. I just got a new Denon AVR-987. When I use the Samsung DVD / VCR via HDMI through my receiver, I get audio / video "skips" every few minutes. I hooked the Samsung DVD / VCR back up to my HDTV; no problems. I hooked my other Toshiba upscaling HDMI DVD / VCR to my receiver and have no problems. So... is it the receiver, the Samsung DVD / VCR, or both?