Hmm... Perhaps GS needs to create a special "WARNING: Controversial" forum, as I would
like to read that deleted thread.
And now that your comment is gone, my own question doesn't quite make sense! I suppose I'll never really get the cross sampling of opinions I was looking for. Of course I can probably guess what they'd be like, but I was hoping for some specifics of why or why not (I appreciate your specifics Joel).
Back to the original topic- I see Tascam has a more expensive recorder with S/PDIF in- Tascam DR-100mkII - Portable 2-Channel Linear PCM DR-100MKII B&H