Picked up the new What Video & Tv this morning. Its got the first bit of info on the Denon A1 due out by spring time. Its definately now THX certified with a 12bit 108mhz video dac. First the good news. Its the first player to feature a digital output for DVD-Audio! it says it uses a cat-5 digital connection that Denon call Denon-link, for a compatible Denon amplifier (apparently in production). I've heard of this connection but no nothing about it. Anyone know how it compares with DVI or Firewire. Over on the A1SE forum its been mentioned that this could be part of the upgrade for the A1. Its already confirmed for the Japanese spec version on the website (pictures as well), so hopefully us A1SE owners will be rewarded for our patience. Now the bad news. It doesn't mention SACD despite the rumours. It even mentions that Denon may release a universal player in the future. Why this cannot be included in the flagship is beyond me, especially considering the next piece of bad news. Remember the price of around £2000. Try in excess of £3000! For me, it was always going to be this or the Tosh sd900. I've waited a long time, but this is almost three Tosh 900's, which makes things extremely tough to justify. But I still may go for it. Only now I am definately going to wait for reviews and spend a lot of time auditioning it. One things for certain, whoever owns the A1 amp/dvd combo will have themselves a real kick-ass system!