This may be just engineer talk but I spoke to a sky engineer yesterday who said that they're are updating software to the boxes in the next 2 weeks to address the lip sync and digital audio drop-out issues. He said it may solve them but we'll just have to wait and see. Don't know whether this is just talk but there you go. A Q? - Does the up-date happen via the satelitte or via the telephone connection? Anyone know? Cheers Michael.