Now I know this is an Arcam forum, but I suspect many of you have experience with Rotel gear. Am comparing these two processors and would appreciate your insights on sound quality comparison and operational issues. They are about $200 apart in USA prices with the Arcam being less expensive. I listen to a lot of DVD-A/SACD and watch movies on DVD too (about 50/50). I do not have a blu ray player yet, but hope to buy one in the next year, so the HDMI audio on the Rotel appeals to me. I assume that I could use analog outputs on the blu ray and and a switcher like the Zektor if I went with the Arcam. Of course, both are not sold by the same dealer, and the 700 would have to be ordered. My amp is a Rotel 1085, speakers Thiel 1.6 and DVD player is the Denon 3910. Your opinions and experience are appreciated.