This has no doubt been answered a thousand times, somewhere or other...but. Can you bolt a dac/processor onto a DVD player to achieve DVD-A ? If not, whats out there in audiophile territory for DVD-A replay ? Im currently using a Denon 2900 with DVD-A and SACD capability, is this going to kick the butt of my Marantz CD17 in pure stereo (providing you can get the right software of course) oh and dont worry about multichannel 5:1 and the like......Im not interested, heard it all through my h/c system and hated it.......hell, it took me ages to find and position a perfect stereo pair, I cant consider trying to do this with 5 speakers and that excludes a sub. So, for the moment 5.1 is fine for h/c and not for standard recordings. Also, what happened to HCDC ? is this no longer in the race ? My guess is the industry will move to DVD-A and SACD will disappear, it doesnt make sense for manufacturers to make multiple format mechanisms. DVD is the defining standard, for films and computers, so why complicate things. What worries me is that my 500 odd standard red book CDs will be played on the backwards compatible DVD players, but they will lag behind the current audiophile technology. This means keeping two machines and when the supply of standard mechs dries up .............!!!!!!!