I have had the Marantz 5200 for 1 week now, and wanted to know if anyone has had this problem. I have played several music cd's where the sound has disappeared for 1 to 2 seconds midway through the track, this happens with a digital optical lead, if I switch to analouge it plays perfect. I also watched the Pearl Harbour DVD and this happened 3 times with a slight pause in the picture at the same time. Apart from this I think the amp is fantastic when compared to the Denon 1602 it replaced due to the Dolby dropout problem, and would like to know if anyone else has heard of, or experienced this problem. I have phoned Marantz UK, and was told to send it back for a service, but wanted to check here first. Thanks mij BTW-all of my components and leads worked perfectly with the Denon 1602, the only changed item is the amp.