I have an opportunity to buy the Sony DVP-S9000ES at a bargain because it is now no longer in production and my dealer is willing to let it go at cost price. I've been toying with the idea to get a top grade CD player for my music and when I heard about this great deal, I was wondering if I could kill "3 birds (CD, DVD, SACD) with 1 stone". I have read many rave reviews of this player as an excellent DVD and SACD source (TAS, TPV, S&V, etc). But how does it fare as a CD source compared with audiophile quality CD-only players? Is the difference quite close or the latter players are in a different league? Another question: with blue laser CD/DVD player(s) starting mass production soon, does anyone has any idea how many years before the current CD/DVD players become obsolete? Thanks in advance.