Please help me locate the best player for $500. I'm looking for a dvd player that is more like a CD player that also happens to do DVD's, as opposed to being the other way around. I would buy a seperate CD player, but the cost of both a CD player and a DVD player is prohibitive. Most of all, I'm looking for good audio quality, with an accurate-across-the-board-but-not-flat sound (something with a little pizazz and dexterity). SACD would be nice, but I don't NEED it. I also have no use for progressive scan. It doesn't need to be able to play MP3's, but CD-R is a must. I've been looking at NAD and Denon, but a lot of people say the NAD is too flat and not "exciting" enough. Denon looks okay except that in reviews, the reviewers almost always say that it doesn't sound as good as "the competition"...I wish they'd actually go the next step and give an example of a better sounding one in the same price category. Anyway, any and all help would be greatly appreciated.