Hi All I hope someone can clarify this... I plan to purchase a Universal DVD player that I will also use to listen to CDs with. Advise I read from "What HiFi" stated that when listening to music it is better to switch the reciever to a channel using the coaxial cables rather than use the digital cable. The reason being is that apparently from the disc the digital data is converted to analogue via a DAC and then back to digital via a ADC within the player, prior to being piped to the reciever which then processes the digital data before reconverting to analogue via DAC for each of the channels. With each step there will inevitably be data loss and noise introduction However via coaxial there is only a single DA conversion in the player. But why such a complex pathway via digital? The DACs in my reciever are already pretty good (most likely better than in most DVD players) and I was wondering if anyone new of DVD players that output the digital signal directly, allowing for just a single DA convertion at the reciever end. This should give higher fidelity for music and films. I eagerly await your replies. And please use layman terms as I wouldn't class myself as a raving enthusiast just yet.