A friend of mine got one last year and suggested I look into it. I've been considering its smaller/newer sibling, the S1500 but it keeps getting pushed back so that by the time it comes out, I might be able to put enough away to afford the 2300. Online reviews suggest it's quite good for video and decent with audio. While some other players seem to outshine its audio reviews, many of those seem to have reliability issues that I've yet to come across regarding the Yamaha. Reliability is important to me, as I don't want to have my player in the shop every two months, nor do I want to have to buy a new one in a year.