In regards to earlier discussions about the 103 better (or not) audio quality over HDMI. Some point out out that bits are bits and no gain can be achieved from the 103 over any other player. I am not a guru, but my readings point to the contrary. From what I read, and would love that experts here on the forum chime in with opinions, the audio digital bitstream's cadence has an influence on the quality of what is heard.
I believe that the regularity of the audio bits are sent to the DA decoder in our AV receivers makes a difference. In this respect, the 103 compared to other makes and even to its predecessors has an extremely stable clock that delivers the most stable stream of bits. I unfortunatly do not remember which of the reviews I read about the 103 that had graphs showing this, but its out there somewhere.
Again, I am no expert but there seems to be evidence that show that audio sent through HDMI may not be equally good from any player and it might be wrong to think that because its digital it must all be the same.