Last night I got a refurbed Denon 5-disc 1815. Amazing deal, my fiance found it for 113 shipped, and bought it for my up-coming birthday. I plugged it in and put in LOTR EE, Fifth Element, and Spiderman Superbit. What I saw, was some grain in the background. Kinda like film grain. It didn't seem as sharp as my current player, a Pioneer 563a. Tonight I'll plug them in side by side and watch some discs back to back, but can anyone comment on the two players and what may be happening? Is the Pio really THAT good a player that it puts a Denon DCDi player down? Some background info so the questions aren't asked: I have the player set to progressive. It's connected thru the same component cables as the Pio was. I'm viewing with a Philips 30" widescreen HD 30pw850h. (not a sony, I heard the denons had issues with sony monitors). Thanks for anyone that has any suggestions/opinions!!