I was thinking about this the other day. I have had a universal player in my system for almost 18 months. Yet I only have 4 SACDs and 1 DVD-A. I still have hope for the high res formats, but let's just say I want to step back in time for a progressive player that has killer video, and killer audio for DVD and CD. Used or new. What would recommendations be? I'd cap the denaro at $1000. No chroma bug, and a good layer change. Randomly, I always remembered the Cal Audio Labs players getting rave reviews in WSR for example. Maybe an older Sony ES machine? Denon 9000, 3800? (I'm admittedly not so familiar with their older stuff.) Marantz? I know Rotel has a really good rep for CD players. Secrets is a start, but must have really good CD quality too. Just curious!