I came very close to buying this Sony changer then starting reading the reviews, and there were more negative than positive. Such things as it stopped working after 5 months, it wouldn't read discs after 7 months, and worse. Conversely, there were people who really liked it. I am a guy who knew just about all there was to know about electronics, 25 years ago. Now with everything going Blu ray and 3D, I am badly in need of advice on which way to go on a few issues. Just bought a Blu ray player a couple of days ago which is network capable, 3D ready and all that. But with this Sony changer, which is upconverting to 1080p through an HDMI connection, my TV has 4 HDMI connections, but I want the sound to come through my home theater system, not my TV. So, I know I can plug the changer into my receiver with RCA plugs or coax connections, but wouldn't I be losing the benefit of HDMI audio quality? Do Blu ray players make audio CDs sound better? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.