While, I have not experienced “freezes”. I have noted some sound break up when playing AC3 sound embedded in mkv files and also a DVD file.
This happened after the unit was turned on for some time, was playing mp3 music then switched over to some movie files. Some played Ok but others played with sound break up at intermittant time frames. Note: the audio bit rate on these would be higher and one was a HD video as well …so probably needing heavy CPU.
Note also, very warm here, summer time in Aus …35 C
I turned the unit off via remote… Waited a few mins, then turned it back on and the two files that had problems before …now played without any issue.
Hmmm …I had, mounted the unit inside a cabinet, but with 4" or so of space above and reasonable air flow, I thought. The unit was sitting horizontal (not vertically - up and down) and on top of other Hi-Fi units that do get warm as well.
I moved it to outside of the cabinet and to a vertical standing position.
Note: given that the air slots are on each side, having the unit standing vertically would help air flow.
Now everything is working without any problems.
So the unit is very sensitive to heat and requires good airflow.