Difficult to decide which are to forum to post this to, but as it's more relating to a new hardware purchase.... I'm looking at getting a new separates system, and one of the things which will be included is a new turntable for the wife's large vinyl collection which she rarely plays. One of the things I've discussed with her is the potential to convert it to HDCD or DVD-A. My question is - is it worth going through this. I ask becuase I've spent 2 weeks last year ripping our CD collection onto MP3 only to find that when played back on our older hifi that the difference in MP3 vs original CD is as clear as night and day. I'd previosuly done test runs upping the same rate until I was happy there was no difference using the newer stereo in the study and the pc - popping my headphone between the 2. I've yet to check but it may be just the ipod output - any way I digress.. Given that I can be bothered to start something similar again with her vinyls - will CD quality be good enough? Or should I go the whole hog and rip to something like 24bit 192khz and write out to DVD-A? I've been looking at the deal superfi are doing on the NAD C542 CD & C352CT, which gets good reviews - and also plays HDCD - which as a prerecorded format hasn't really taken off. Does it use standard CD's and would I be able to write this format using a standard CD/DVD burner? Cheers for any opinions.