I saw your post on the X5 thread about using your M8 with coax SPDIF input with your X5, and I think your expectations about what "near future" means needs recalibration. Michael literally parroted back what you wanted to hear, but his definition is not the same as yours. You and hoichi are late to the party on this ongoing conversation about adding coax SPDIF to the M8. This is what Michael said on the impressions thread:
So I think that your time frame and Michael's are just a wee bit out out synch, and that coax SPDIF input is not planned anytime soon, at least for this M8 release version, and maybe not the M8 product at all.
Unless of course somehow Michael has had a complete change of face after all your effective cajoling... But I think that you're setting yourself up for a crashing disappointment. In the near term.
Thanks for all the clairification jacal, I guess we do what this hobby demands: Keep on waiting