Thanks Clare (no apology necessary), and David.
David, how do you find the DAV-IS10? I was looking at that, because it's a really neat and simple solution that got high marks in the magazine.
My only concerns are:
1) It's not a 'real' HD source. Given I need to replace my DVD with an upscaling one, it might make more sense to buy a Blu-ray player that will upscale standard DVDs and also provide a genuine HD source which otherwise we don't have (no plans to get Sky HD, for example)
2) There doesn't seem to be any inputs for other sources to use the DAV-IS10. For example, if I bought the DAV-IS10 now and wanted to add a Blu-ray player, can I connect that to the DAV-IS10 or can I only use the built-in player with it?
3) It doesn't support the new HD audio formats (but then not much does, as far as I can tell). So even if I was able to connect a Blu-ray player, I'd lose the benefit of the HD audio on those discs (although, could I tell the difference on the little Sony speakers, or is that only an issue for the real high-end enthusiasts?)
Since I've been behind the times for soooo long, it would be nice to step into the future a little bit and ensure we had support for the new HD audio formats. But that means getting something like the Onkyo 605 (unless there's an alternative that's less disgustingly hideously ugly?) plus speakers plus Blu-ray player.
Any ideas for a solution less than £1,000? Or is the Sony my best bet?