I just saw my doctor and he didn't think I needed a BiPAP as my average pressures were 10/8. He suggested trying a Auto CPAP with exhale relief and also getting a heated hose as an improvement over my current setup. I reviewed the heck out of what is out there and decided to get the AirSense 10 Auto CPAP. I considered the PR Dreamstation, but it seemed like there were still some early production problems and the AirSense had the ramping that sensed when you were asleep rather than a fixed time ramp. I have had my second night on it and can report very favorably on it. It is so quiet I can't even hear it and when I wake up (for non-CPAP issues) it immediately goes back into 'ramp' mode until I fall asleep again. I guess my doctor was right. This morning I was emailed that my mask was having more leaks than the first night and offered some suggestions. I like the reporting methodology of the AirSense via MyAir, although would like the added download of data to a tablet instead of having to use the card in my computer to get detailed data. But nothing is perfect, I guess. I also ordered the SoClean cleaner and will give a report on that when I get a chance.
A great thank you to everyone on this forum and the originator. There is some incredible information here, especially in how to get into the clinical screens of the CPAP machines to activate those features that you want.