Yesterday I received what must be one of the first Arcam DV79s in the States. I bought this player because I am trying to achieve an all-digital signal to my Panasonic 6UY ED plasma. A bug in the Panasonic DVI card prevents it from receiving widescreen resolutions from HTPC, which was my original DVD source. I owned the Denon DVD2900 in the past, and I considered buying the DVD5900. In the end I decided to go with the new Arcam, which outputs 480p via HDMI. This is not a problem, since I own an ED plasma. The other drawback is that DV79 does not support SACD, but 99% of the music I listen to can be found on CD only. When I had the 2900, I bought every hi-res disk I wanted and only ended up with eight or so. Given my positive experience with other Arcam components (Alpha 9, DV88, CD23T, CD33), I chose an Arcam without SACD over the Denon 5900. My Arcam dealer included a HDMI-DVI cable, which I used for the video signal to the display. I output analog audio from the DV79 to my Arcam A32 integrated amp (two channel). At first I didn't get a digital signal to the Panasonic, so I connected a composite cable and set the Arcam to HDMI output. Plug-and-play will supposedly do this for you, but didn't read the directions first time through. Well, now I have a pristine all-digital signal going to the Panasonic plasma. Last night I only played one DVD -- Last Samurai but it looked damn good. I've never seen a digital signal on the Panasonic, so I don't have much to compare it to. But this weekend I will try various DVDs (Nemo, AOTC, Fargo, etc) to see how the Arcam looks. So far, so good. Question for Arcam people: what audio settings should I use when connecting to the A32, bit stream or PCM? Or does it not matter with an analog connection?