Stop LVW-1105HC from dropping BITSTREAM durring FF/RW/Pause/Chapter Skip

Instead of muting the stream, the LVW-1105HC drops the bitstream signal when you FF/RW/Pause or chapter skip. This makes my surround sound system click when the signal turns on or off. Other DVD players I have just mute the stream which is a much more desirable feature.

Is this like something that could be fixed in firmware or am I stuck with it? Hate to have to return the recorder.

thanks a lot