Well,..heck. I'm new to all this, and have been trying to learn as much as I can in a short amount of time. Just doesn't seem to be enough these days. Anyway, I stopped into a local Bigscreen only store today to ask if they still sold Pioneer. Last I knew they were not. Turns out they do. None on the floor, but I was told, no problem, new sets are now available, and were rated one of the best in one of the HT mags last month. Great! During a short conversation,..the Elite's came up. I was told, the rep. said, the Elites have the same electronics as the SD sets, andf the only difference is the fancy case. Anybody in the know??? Thanks >>>---> Ps,..this one is killing me. There is a huge price difference.