ok, been about a few months i've been thrawling through these forums, constantly changing my mind as what to get, finally i have arrived at the following: Pioneer VSX-AX5i Kef Eggs latest edition Arcam DV89 dvd/cd player This will be coupled with a panny plasma (which one, i still didnt make my mind up) This would be the first stage of the purchase, after which i would be buying the arcam amp, and some good hifi speakers to match it. What worries me is the fact that I would be using Arcam DV89 for the CD replay, and after reading all the good comments about this player, im still unsure at exactly HOW good it is in terms of normal audio. My first choice was to buy the Pioneer processor and dvd player (matching ones connected with I-link), and go for those nice thin rotel components for audio (RCD02, RA02...). Would that setup perform better in the audio arena regarding the audio cd playback? So to summarise, I have made my mind up about 3 makes im going for: Pioneer, Arcam & Rotel. (and dont even TRY and confuse me by talking about that great ____ player ) I just dont know how to mix em together, either Pio & Arcam Or Pio & Rotel. Reason why i want the DV89 is because of its good reviews and the ability to play both cd & dvd significantly good, but if Rotel's CD playback is going to be notably better with their dedicated CD player, I'd go with them and just get a matching Pio dvd player. Speakers for hifi will be either Keff or B&W when the time comes... help me make my mind up!