i have a denon dcd 1420 cd player that i bought back in 1990. at the time, as far as i know, it was only one or two models down from their top of the line player, and originally cost somewhere in the $600-$700 dollar area. i'm not sure of the actual cost, as i bought mine as b-stock at a greatly reduced price. lately it has been more prone to errors, skipping frequently on some discs, and i'm assuming that it probably needs a new laser. i'd like to hear from people who are familier with this model whether it is good enough soundwise to have repaired, or have there been enough improvements in technology that newer players would leave it in the dust? i guess i'm leaning toward keeping it, as it seems to me to be a very good player.