I generally love reading reviews from Absolute Sound - but honestly, I had to chuckle when Mr Taffel "discovered" the digital outputs on the back of the BCD3, and relates this discovery to a future "upgrade" path for BCD3 users.
CD players have had digital outs for over 20 years and offer flexibility to the user. For Mr. Taffel to say any CD player with a high quality digital out is "future-proof" is a total stretch. It's kind of like saying...if you buy a really really nice DAC...sometime in the future...you can make this CD player sound even better! Wow, thanks for the brilliant tip Absolute Sound. Maybe folks should start saving up now!
sorry to rant folks.