I have been waiting for months now to get a new DVD player (PS2 just not cutting it), and finally pulled the trigger on the Denon 1600 this past weekend. I had my concerns about it (flicker bug specifically) but figured the only way to know for sure was to take one home and try it in my system (Sony XBR450). After a few days of playing with it I am wondering if I could do better for the money. I tried Toy Story and have now seen the flicker bug for myself (I could live with it or just swith to interlaced, but why should I have to?) Other than Shrek, I am yet to see a drastic improvement in video quality over the PS2, okay it is better but not worth the price of the player. I didn't really want DVD-A or SACD, but it seemed everything I looked at had one or the other. Now I see that the bass management on the 1600 is sub-par (has to send LFE to all channels), I know I said I am not interested in the format, but if I have it, I would like it to be better executed. I am quite pleased with the CD performance. Am I asking too much of this player, or has this forum taught me to expect more? I have 4 days to return for a full refund, any suggestions on how I might do better for less than 800 CDN? Thanks, Brian.