i think it has something to do with the new chipsets can actually handle the lesser signal of s/pdif as well as still handling aes. I have been researching this a bit now :-)
that would take up a lot of space, regardless of the $$$$. plus, from what i've been reading the s/pdif will do just fine
Dennis, i noticed you jumped on this opportunity as well (just ordered mine). I'm very excited. i wish this came out 6 months ago when i was trying to find the butler x-over!
yeah... diving in... lets hope I don't regret this (otherwize its all your fault) lol just kidding.
My theory is I was planning on getting that exact model for my diy home stereo (my next project anyway... so why not go for this, worst comes to worst I'll just use it for that, and sell the PS, lol
But don't worry, that dosn't mean I'm going into this on the negative at all. I really want this to work out...