I have gathered, although I didn't know this was the case until recently, that whether you use digital or analogue connections into an AV receiver it is processed. i.e. a digital connection uses the internal DAC's of the AV reciever to give the DTS decoding, etc, and connecting an analogue source such as CDP goes in as analogue, but is then converted to digital at pre-amp level before returning to analogue again. Therefor does it make any difference which connection you make as surely the receiver is always adding it's own "sound" to it? This also makes me wonder whther much improvement can be made by altering source from budget DVD to budget CDP for 2-channel playback will make any difference on an AV receiver as everything is processed all the time, surely it's the same signal once it's been processed no matter what the source is so cutting out the better DAC's theory on a dedicated CDP? Or have I understood it all wrong!! I currently have a Yam RX-V640 and was considering buying a budget DCP (mara CD5400, or similar) to use as 2-channel source but then started to wonder if it would really sound any different to the budget Bush DVD player I have already? I realise having a separate 2-channel amp would be better, BUT as I use my lounge for both listening to music and watching movies I think it would be overkill to have one pair of speakers for my CD's, and another pair wired to the Yam for main L+R in my surround setup!! Well, the missus wouldn't like it anyway, she's not over the moon about the one pair of floorstanders already!!