Hi All, I've followed closely the 563A discussion/review thread, and now am at a sort of crossroads. Let me explain. I have a decent mid-fi system (MB Quart QLS-1030 mains, center, Energy surrounds, NAD T762 receiver, Panny RP-91 DVD/DVD-A player). I want the best sound quality that I can afford (and since I am not rich that takes out the $$$$ items). So here's my boggle--my Panny RP91 does DVD-A and does it well. My NAD T762 has only one multi-channel input. I want SACD capability. So my options are: 1. Buy a Pioneer 563A and use that as the primary DVD-A/SACD player. My RP91 would go back to being the DVD Player hooked via optical to the NAD T762 Potential Negatives A. This risks the DVD-A sounding worse than the RP91 (don't know if it will, but some say it might). B. Also there is the dreaded DSD-to-PCM conversion although someone at the 563A posted that it may not happen with BM off, and that if it does, it's LPCM and shouldn't be audible. I'm not an expert and can neither confirm nor deny this. Potential Positives A. I would get 6.1 capability back, as neither the RP91 or 563A output DD-EX or DTS-ES via their 5.1 audio outs. So using the optical on the RP91, my NAD T762 would then be able to decode the EX/ES soundtracks properly. B. I could buy an Outlaw ICBM in the future to do the BM for the 563A (thus potentially skipping the DSD-PCM conversion because BM would be off on the 563A--again unconfirmed). The problem is that this would be another $300 to spend. 2. Buy a Sony DVP-NC685V SACD Changer and two inexpensive switchers. Potential Negatives A. Would using two inexpensive 3-channel switchers (Rat Shack or this MCM Switch and two sets of standard RCA cables add more potential signal degradation than the potential DSD-PCM conversion? This potential degradation could affect both the Sony SACD and the RP91 DVD-A signals. B. No 6.1 decoding (unless I connected the RP91 via both the 5.1 analog outs and the optical, not sure if I can do this, and/or if it would pose a problem to the T762). C. Rudimentary BM from the 563A, might still have to buy an ICBM. I am fine with the sound from the RP91 without an external BM unit - I just have the RP91 calibrated via AVIA and the settings seem to be fine switching from DVD to DVD-A. Potential Positives A. "Pure" SACD decoding (no DSD-PCM as far as I can tell by the Sony)? Since SACD is Sony's baby you'd hope they would know how best to decode it. B. Better (???) sound quality from the RP91 as a DVD-A player (it's pretty highly respected and I love the sound out of it). C. The Sony is a 5-disc changer (563A is a single disc player). Sorry for the long post. But could anyone post any opinions or thoughts that come to mind? Please point out any oversights I may have made which could affect this decision. The cost of the Sony to me would be about the same as the Pioneer (my local dealer is Sony authorized but not Pioneer authorized so my cost is lower than MSRP for the Sony). Thanks for reading!