Thanks, very perceptive of you
. I was quite interested in the RDC 7.1 when it was announced, but with all these delays I'd kind of lost interest. As it appears it *might* be on the horizon again, I was trying to get a feel for how these two compared. The RDC 7.1 has some great connectivity points in its favor (not just 1394 and HDMI, but the number of digital inputs, the possibility of 2 separate 6 channel inputs, etc); with Anthem introducing the mod later this year adding 1394, HDMI, and video transoding the feature set is closer, but still favors the IR.
Of course, the RDC 7.1 could sound different than the RDC 7, but that remains to be seen (I believe it does have different DAC's).
Processing power would seem to favor the D1, with its dual DSP's; but I don't know how the one in the IR equates to the ones in the D1.
The major feature that both are missing is room correction; and I had read a 'rumor' that Anthem was looking into adding that farther down the road on the D1 as well, but nothing from Anthem themselves.
I really like Anthem's support grade; I would have expected that, based on the posts I've seen from owners of all Anthem products.
It will probably be sometime next year before I am ready to upgrade, so hopefully some of this will be sorted out (and maybe Steve can pull off the pre/pro shootout by then
Thanks for the evaluation.