Hi, I'm thinking of ditching multi-channel AV and merging my AV and Hi-Fi systems into one stereo-only system. Ideally I'd like to replace my Arcam CD23 CD player and Pioneer 656 DVD player with a DVD player which is at least as good at two-channel stereo as the Arcam - thus keeping both life and the box count to a minimum. So, are there are DVD players which meet the following criteria? 1. Red-book audio at least as good as an Arcam CD23 2. Can decode and do a 2.1 channel downmix of Dolby Digital and DTS 3. HDMI or DVI output 4. Audio delay available I'm not bothered whether it can play hi-res audio formats or not (cos I haven't bought an SACD or DVD-A disc in the last 18 months). I'm also not convinced by the DVD Player + DAC option as I'm looking for a setup which is simple enough for my wife to use easily and safely (this is a reflection of the ludicrous complexity and user-hostility of hi-fi/AV kit rather than her intelligence) and AIUI DACs can cause damage to downstream components if fed DTS data. Any help or advice gratefully received, Jules.