Greetings from Toronto, I purchased this discontinued 5 disc demo unit from the Sony store and use it strictly for sacd playback through my Denon 5800/03. I don't know whether to credit the player or the Denon and my Totem speakers for the sound reproduction but i'm very impressed. That said, "i must be the only one" not that i've heard anything bad but i haven't heard anything. Many Sony players are mentioned in different forums but this one never seems to come up. It is strictly an interlaced dvdplayer but i use the panny rp82 for dvd and dvd-a, ( god bless Denon for the 2 sets of analogue inputs) Anywho, if anyone out there has this player your opinion on it would be appreciated and also the equipment your using it with. Thanks, Peter m.