I've put off the decision to go pre-pro for a while as I'm waiting for the whole multi channel/ digital link thing to settle down a bit. I was going for an AV8 but was put off by the fact that I would have to buy a universal DVD to listen to DVD-A and SACD. I have yet to hear a universal player that does both well. In the end I picked up a Rotel 1055 and a Pio 656 secondhand to tide me over. The other day I got to hear the AV8 with the DV27 again and remembered why I had decided on it. But, the connection problem remains. So, will the AV8 get an iLink so I can buy a DV27 for DVD/DVD-A and CD (via the 5.1's) and get a Sony SACD player with iLink? Any insights? I have money in the bank waiting to be spent.