I have a neighbor who is making his first DVD player purchase. He has the Yamaha RXV1 receiver (very nice) and a Carver sunfire amp too! Anyways, he would like to find a "reasonably" priced DVD player which supports DVD-A and SACD. His current TV does not have component inputs, so I guess progressive is not totally necessary, but I told him if he is going to this level, he ought to get a progressive player for future upgrading of the TV....... He has looked at only one player, one of the Pioneer Elite series and was a little taken aback at how expensive it is. He saw it for over $1000. Anyways, are there players that support both DVD-A and SACS that are cheaper but still good purchases? He also will be a much higher percentage of Music than Movies, thus there is a desire to have the music formats..... Please pass on your thoughts and let me know too if there are locations carrying any players you suggest that have coupons or special offers out there. Thanks!