Thanks for the info.
This whole thing is going to be: fun/informative/PITA. I already pity my knees, back, brain, ears, and relationship after I send Donna into the crawl space. I am lucky, she loves me, music, has been there all the way for 31 years. Without hesitation: "Get It". When she want's shoes, I remember that, simply say: "Do you NEED them?"
1. hook to Video system to see the menu
2. factory reset
3. firmware update.
a. do not watch or listen in video system yet.
4. move to music system, direct to Cayin Integrated Amp
a. compare to existing Sony Carousel (repeat, don’t laugh yet)
Cassandra Wilson; Sophie Milman; Nina Simone; Santana; Euthrymics; Friday Night 3 guitarists; Meeting by the River; Blue Nile; Micky Hart; WAR ...
5. move back to Home Theater for music dvd shootout:
a. James Taylor Live at the Beacon, early 5.1, very well done, https://www.amazon.com/James-Taylor-Live-Beacon-Theatre/dp/1573300934
b. Sophie Milman Live In Montreal (wish I’d been there)https://www.amazon.com/Sophie-Milman-Live-Montreal/dp/B001EGG5RG
c. then, Jurassic Park, hear the rope slap the water in the beginning, move on from there
IF the Oppo beats my existing Sony Blu-Ray then I HAVE to try leaving it there and the long run to the music system. Simply HAVE to.
Oppo, long run: still beat the Sony Carousel? Any perceived .....?
NOW, FINALLY: return the ART clearboxpro for better transition box like you and Ralph suggest is better?