Note: I've read all the 45A threads, but it seems to me that they've most all been farted on because of the 45A's (supposedly) lacklustre video performance. My requirements for this piece right now have nothing to do with video, so please, fart elsewhere. Okidokes. So I would like to have the ability to play SACD and DVD-Audio discs in my bedroom HT system (H/K AVR225, Energy Take 5.2). The problem I have is I can't justify spending more than twice as much as the 563 costs on the 45A. Sure it says Elite (which would match well with my 53TX when I eventually get them into the same system), and it's black which would match the rest of my components, but from what I keep hearing, it still has its fair share of problems audio wise (mainly, bass management), even if it has better DACs over the 563 (and does the 563 really have better BM than the 45A?). I don't really want to buy a 45A AND an ICBM just to correct for its shortcomings in that department. All I want to do is to enjoy my multi-channel audio...why does this seem so hard to do? Are there any alternatives in this price range? The 45A is actually stretching my budget after getting a whole bunch of other components, but SACD/DVD-A is something I feel I need to have. I can't really imagine this player is as bad as it's made out to be, I have 3 other Pioneer DVD players here and I love them all. Comments? Suggestions?