So heres the deal, right now I am runnign a cheap DVD player through my panny via digital as the DAC in the DVD play it total crap. I am considering buying something like the oppo as a universal player. I was wondering if I would be better off maintaining the all digital path or if somehow using the DACs on the player and then converting back to digital (remember, digital amps) would be better. I realize that if I want to play DVD-A or SACD analogs are probably my only option. Please share your experiences. Thanks! P.S. I am running ascend 170SEs and a STF-2 off the panny.