Price is the same. I'm not 100% sure that the deinterlacer and such are the same though. If the PQ is the same, why wouldn't I want the changer? My only issues are: I already own a Stellar Sony 7ES changer and have no need for the CD changing aspects. I expect the 2 channel audio to be worse than my 7ES. What I am intrigued with is the SACD playback. I own 2 SACD'd since I bought them to use with a Toshiba changer and several other budget sacd/dvd-audio which I promptly returned for various issues. They simply don't make players like the used to My old Sony 530D has been rock solid. Any thoughts on these 2 players?