Tried DVD forum, but no response so here goes again: I'm in the market for a new DVD player, and I have also been considering SACD. I have a good CD player right now, so it is not a big deal, but it wouldn't hurt either. I would certainly expect a separate player to be better, but I was curious on the capabilities of combo players, specifically the Sony NS500V. If it does a decent job for the price, I might opt for that vs a DVD only player. My concern is that sound quality would be sacrificed in a combo player, though I am not looking for audiophile level performance.