Join Date: May 2008
Location: near Ashton, ON.
Under the circumstances, I felt I needed to select the "Extremely negative" option, and provide an explanation.
I already have 3 other BEV receivers: 2700, 4700, 5100. Far and away my primary reason for getting the 9242 was for the Dolby Digital Audio available on the Hi-def channels. (I am not all that interested in being able to see the wrinkles and pimples.)
However, the frequent audio dropouts on the SPDIF connection have just shattered my enjoyment. (Imagine Spiderman trying to stop a train, and all of a sudden the roaring sound effects are interrupted by an instant of silence!)
Although some cases of the audio dropouts (such as the recently identified problems on ShowcaseHD) are due to problems with the distribution and signal, most of the dropouts appear to be originating in the playback subsystem on the 9242 itself. (I'd be glad to provide more detail, but it needs to be done outside this poll thread.)
The most important feature for me, the main reason I have a 9242, is not working correctly.