My take on this device is a bit different from what most people's is likely to be, in that I'm mostly interested in its headphone capabilities. Although it has an awful lot of stuff packed into it that I'd never use, it is nonetheless the closest I've yet encountered to a stand-alone Dolby Headphone processor - something that allows you to feed a 5.1 bitstream in one end, and get a stereo Dolby Headphone signal out the other. (Ideally I'd prefer the output to be PCM, but one can't have everything!) Has anybody had a chance to listen to its Dolby Headphone output? Failing that, does anyone have anything to say about its capabilities as a DVD player? How does the video output stack up to (say) an Arcam DV27 if you don't care about progressive scan?