Hi, The AV8 looks a great processor. Just a few questions please: 1) When will the DD 5.1 EX software be available (i.e. without THX post-processing)?. Do you know when this will be shipped with AV8's? -I might wait. 2) Are there THX modes on the AV8 specifically for Pro Logic II and DTS 6.1 discrete? 3) I'm aware that software/firmware upgrades are performed via the serial port. Will this, and any other firmware upgrades, future formats etc, be available to home users (as opposed to dealers only) via CD-Rom? A big sticking point will be the ease of upgrade and support (see Tag McLaren). The thought of having to take the AV8 to a dealer everytime will be a major push towards buying Tag McLaren. Will you offer a similar service? 4) Will the AV8's modular design allow a replacement DSP board to be fitted in a few years time (or when more horsepower is required)? 5) How do the twin 24 bit DSP's compare against 32 bit designs used elsewhere? (They must be powerful to cope with THX Ultra 2). Whilst not really a major concern, but more as an indicator of processing ability/performance, can they not cope with DTS 24/96? If not, how will the hardware cope with future demands? (I'm also considering a FMJ DV27+). Hope you will find time to answer my questions. I'm sure this info will be helpful to others on the forum considering Arcam also. I look forward to your reply. Thanks in advance. JP.