Hello to all. I have not been active in this forum since I put together the pieces for a better home theater about three years ago but some family situations and schedule issues put the project on hold until now. I have put together a system comprised of NHT ST4 towers, SDP-2 surrounds, SC-2 center channel, SuperZero Xu's for rear center and a pair of NHT monoblock A-1 amps with active crossover to handle the 8" passive subs in the towers. My primary power source is the Outlaw 7125 and I'm *hoping" to use the used Outlaw 970 that I acquired as the processor (although I'm now reading lots of troubling reports about firmware issues that plagued the 970.) The 970 has DVI inputs but no HDMI. My two sources are a Panasonic Blu-Ray and a Roku XD. The Panasonic has optical output that can take audio direct to the 970 but the Roku has only HDMI and analog RCA out. I found a switch/demux device for $169 that takes HDMI in and provides HDMI out as well as a Toslink optical output. Can I just pass the Roku output through the switch and then on to the 970 with an HDMI to DVI cable with Toslink for the audio and use another HDMI to DVI cable for the Blu-Ray video output? Part 2 of this question... am I throwing good money after bad trying to do this with the 970? I don't know what the new Outlaw 978 will sell for. I can buy a new Marantz AV7005 processor with all the bells and whistles for $1300 to 41400 if i shop around but it's money I just can't spend right now.