As many of you know, I am looking for a really good combo player. I am almost sold on the Yamaha, but want to keep my options open. As far as the video side of the Marantz, I am not too concerned. I know the player has the chroma problem and I want a player with the Faroudja DCDi chipset. So I would be purchasing a seperate player for just video playback only. Maybe the Panny RP91. Anyway my main concern with this player is how good the audio performance is? It looks to be the cream of the crop as far as audio is concerned and Marantz has always had a very good reputation with audio quality. Can any of you comment on the players quality for sacd,dvd audio and redbood cd playback? Thanks a lot.