I've noticed my FMJ27 being MUCH noiser during DTS playback since my last firmware upgrade. I'd previously been having some noise problems and audio dropouts particularly with DTS material so I was happy to have the latest firmware. My current version is 1.79/LT23/02/FF I'm still getting some audio dropouts where my Lex momentarily shows "No Audio" on the OSD, but with DTS titles the drive is so noisy now it's distracting during quieter sequences. We all know Arcams are a bit noisy when starting up, but this lasts for the whole movie. I don't think I have any problems with DD sources. I contacted Arcam a few weeks ago, haven't had a reply yet but I'll be calling them back. I just wondered whether I'm alone with this. I played American Beauty today... DD Fine DTS Noisy but no Audio droputs. DD also sounded better/fuller? I'm sure that's not right on this title? Mark.