Does one sound any better than the other?? I'm thinking about getting a new DVD player that will play SACDs. When I hook up the 5.1 analog cables, is there any reason to use the optical cable as well? Seems to me that the a/d and then d/a conversion might nullify any advantage optical might have in the audio transfer... Anyone tried both and have any comments/recommendations? Anyone have any DVD player recommendations that play SACDs? By the way, this is my first post here and I'm excited I ran across this board. I'm sure I'll be around relatively often. My system: Panasonic 50" LCD Yamaha HTR-5660 Receiver Samsung HD DirecTV receiver Hughes 230 hr. Tivo DirecTV receiver BIC America 6.1 surround sound speaker setup ...and a piece of crap Toshiba 5 disc DVD player, not even progressive scan.