Thought I'd throw this tidbit out since I received it in an email from the Director of Operations at SonyAwards. I just ordered the current 685 5-disc SACD/DVD changer from them with awards points I had at work. Here's what they told me: "This model  does not discontinue until June with the replacement model DVPNS975V not releasing until September. At this time we do not have a spec sheet for this replacement model. It will be a silver model with SACD/DVD/Cd Player. There is no pricing currently available either." Not much but something to look for. Reports on this forum indicate it will upconvert DVD out to 720p/1080i and will be able to output via HDMI.