I have a friend who is using a Pioneer DV444. He has a week left to decide whether to upgrade to a Sony NS700P. The extra cost for the Sony is about $150 Canadian. In the specs the Sony, uses a 12 bit, 54Mhz Video DAC while the DV444 uses a 10 bit, 27Mhz DAC. He has just purchased a Sony 61HS30 and is wondering whether the NS700P would have a noticeable improvement in picture over the DV444. He is thinking the 700P might have better compatability with the TV. Does anyone think this would be the case? I, personally, don't think it would have much bearing. We were watching the non-Superbit version of "The Fifth Element" using the DV444 and in certain space scenes there seemed to be noticeable aliasing along diaganol lines on the ships. I am wondering if the DAC in the Sony would help to eliminate the problem? Any input on the relative merits of these two machines would be appreciated. Thanks.