Sorry for the duplicate posting - I'm just getting a tad desperate and frazzled. How many reviews can one man read in 24 hours??. I'm looking for an iLink for my camcorder, multi-region (if poss), mutli-format (to be on the compatibility safe side) and decent quality to go with my big 'ole Toshiba 36" flat screen CRT (36ZP18P or something like that.... I can't remember off the top of my head). The GX700 look and sounds great but is a bit steep at £300. I've seen an Akai 8500DI for £199 with the iLink...etc. but just can't find any reviews on it. So I'm pinning my hopes on you guys out there... before my brain overloads!!!. Any help will be very very much appreciated. Phil.