Thanks for the remote file, Mike - the discrete on and off commands are a nice touch. I'm guessing that the 971 and 970 use the same basic code set (the black remote), but a 971 could be set to use the old "white remote" codes and allow the two players to be set up side-by-side without having the remote commands "fight." That'd make for a handy way to compare the two units' performance.
Originally Posted by MikeSRC
The 970HD uses the same audio DACs as the 971H (Cirrus Logic CS4360). However, the engineers have tweaked the audio section for optimal performance so CD, SACD and DVD-A playback over analog is quite good.
And thanks also for this. I'm going to sit tight for the moment and wait for some more user feedback before I commit to anything, but I am starting to seriously consider selling off my Yamaha and getting a 970 as my universal player...