The nanoAVR is an all-digital solution which has to be applied to a PCM output. This, for one thing, precludes its use with Atmos which requires a bitstream. Becuase the nano has to be connected via HDMI, it really has to go between the digital source, say a Bluray player, and the amplifiers whereas the DDC-88 can be used with all sources by interposing it between the prepro and the amplifiers. This requires the use of full external amplifiers in order to work. (Anyone mourning the loss of the old 'tape loop'?).I got an email with this in and am wondering what benefits this has over say the nanoAVR DL with Dirac live?