Alright. Here we we go. I side loaded xbmc and just recently started to get audio dropouts/skips/breaks when playing an .avi file from my Qnap home server. At first I thought it was XBC settings. Changed a couple settings. .. nothing worked and went back to original working settings. Then I exited out of xbmc and started NETFLIX. same audio problem of drops/skips/breaks. Unplugged fire tv. Plugged in and tried both apps again. No go. Frustrated. Turned on xbox360 played netflix just fine. Played files from Qnap on the stock video player just fine. Fire tv has been updated awhile ago. I think my network is fine, xbox 360 played netflix and network video without issues. I even unplugged hdmi cable. No go either. Anyone have such issues? Any ideas? Thanks for the feedback.