After months of nagging, I’ve convinced a friend to buy a SACD player. Understandably, he’s not looking to make a major investment – his budget is about $250-$300. After reading consumer reviews on this site and others, it sounds like all the entry-level SACD players (DVD players that support SACD) are iffy. The models we’ve looked at: Pioneer DV-578A (the general consensus seems to be that the 563 was better) Samsung DVD-HD841 Toshiba SD-6915 Haven’t heard too much about the Sony DVP-NC685V. It seems like the best SACD player out there in this price range is the Philips DVD963SA which a lot of people are selling at 50% off the MSRP. The reviews I’ve found for it are favorable about its SACD playback quality. So, should I tell my friend to go with the Philips, or is there something we should be looking at, or is there better stuff due out soon? Thanks.