Well, I was able to play around with the player.
I do not have any equipment that has a digital input at home. (I wanted the digital out for expansion capability as I grow my home system.) At least, nothing that would showcase the power of the unit. So I tested out the analog side on one player, while a friend from work (who is also on the board and has a player of his own) tried out the digital side of another on his (far superior) system.
On the analog side, I did not notice anything. This is a good thing - no noise, no problems, no static. Clean. Not a problem at all.
On the digital side, I was told that the performance was spectacular! The signal strength was much stronger than the analog side (I would kind of expect that, since his digital amp is doing the boosting), but he said that the clarity and quality of the audio was, to quote, "almost like listening to the difference between tape and CD". He especially liked the tightness of the bass compared to the analog side.
This is the same person who recommended the parts I used for the car install. (This was my first, non-stock car stereo installation.) I trust his judgement with audio and he was extremely impressed with the digital out card. Stuart: you might be seeing an order from him in the near future...
I hope to get some photos soon.
200GB with 48MB RAM, Illuminated Buttons and Digital Outputs