Impetuous or what? Within ten minutes of seeing John Archer's post on Arcam's 'budget' dvd player, I've only gone and ordered one. Nearly a year's fence-sitting has hopefully paid off if this model is identical in performance to the DV88+ as posted. For the same money as competing multi-format players such as the Denon 2900, this new Arcam will hopefully out-perform them all on standard DVD-Video and CD discs, i.e. all that I own, and 99% of what's available on the market. Any reassuring comments from John Dawson in support of my decision to purchase sight unseen (well, I've auditioned the DV88) would be welcome indeed!