Speaking of McCormack..they have a multichannel pre-amp, I think it runs around $2,000. Most players now days have built in DD/DTS decoders that you could use for movies.
I'd stay away from a company like McCormack for digital stuff like a DVD player or even their HT processor. Small companies might be able to do some real R&D on an amp or 2ch pre, but not something as complex as a DVD player or processor that requires a bundle of chips and circut boards. That stuff is almost entirely outsourced so you are more likely paying for the name. I'd pick up the Arcam DV79 which is cheaper then the UDP-1, and has the new HDMI output. As for a pre/pro/amp combo that is entirely dependent upon your speakers so I won't comment there, but there are some multi-channel pre's that do quite well with music (EAD/SimAudio/Krell/Meridian/Classe) so I wouldn't rule them out.
If you are hyper-critical about listening to red book CD, whether in strict 2 channel, or played in DPLII/Logic7, or in the case of the MAP-1, the ARM mode, you really MUST listen to the McCormack pair.
I have had the Krell in my home, as well as the Rotel, and Classe units. All very good. All have more options. None sound as good on Red Book CD.
The ARM stereo mode on the MAP-1 allows 5 channel playback of 2 channel sources, similar to DPLII, and other surround modes. It is the only one included on the MAP-1. It does sound a bit like DPLII, possibly better. Very tastefully done. No cheesy sounding, out of phase anomalies. All other surround modes must be delivered to the MAP-1 from onboard decoders in an associated universal player, including DD/DTS/DVDA/SACD.