I'm searching for a new DVD player to replace my Sony DVD-S7000, as it doesn't have DTS, DVD-A, SACD, or progressive scan. I had originally settled on a Denon DVD-3800 based upon lots of positive comments about it's PQ and SQ. I read about the chroma situation and was prepared to deal with it. I seem to have somehow missed the hundreds of posts talking about freezes and lockups. The very first DVD I put in froze. Several others had tiny audio drop outs. The picture was gorgeous, the sound was great. User interface was not so great in my opinion, and the remote was just bad. I can live with everything except for the random lockups. So, I returned the player, but was willing to trade it for another, as long as it had SN > 1935 and build date > Feb 2002. They didn't have one, so I got my money back. Now I'm back to square one in my search. I saw the Pioneer 47A today. Build quality is just ok; very light weight. The picture seemed very detailed, but it's hard to tell compared to the Denon, as this was on the dealer's Grand Wega, not my TV. The chroma bug was evident on the red button and Zorg sign on The Fifth Element superbit. It seems like a pretty good player, but the lack of bass management for DVD-A, the poor reviews on SACD sound quality, and the chroma bug all are pushing me away. The Marantz 8300 is essentially this same player with better audio quality. Pass. Sony 9000ES. I've read some good things about the video quality of this player, but some have said that it's picture is not as good as the 3800. In addition, it has only SACD stereo, no multichannel, and of course no DVD-A. So, what else is available for around $1000 to $1200, with either DVD-A or SACD (both is a major bonus), great PQ, great SQ, no chroma bug, and plays discs consistently (i.e. no random lockups, stutters, or drop outs)? I've never had this hard a time spending this much money on a single component before! Thanks for any suggestions. Brian.