Just a few thoughts with regards to so-called 'high-end' DVD players... These companies goto great lengths to squeeze the best possible analogue signal out, which I have no doubt ramps up the end price, but if these players are aimed at the highly critical enthusiast market, aren't they (we) the same people more likely to need a complete digital path, such as a DVI output ? How much cheaper would a quality DVI player be if you cut out all the engineering for the expensive analogue outputs? Companies can produce a $200 DVI capable player that (according to the other forums reviews) equal/better picture performance, when comparing its DVI output that the best players have to offer. Are they just elongating the life-span of these machine unnecessarily instead of giving us the machines they really want ? The ramifications to the whole AV industry to stop using high-end analogue must be enormous, imagine cutting out the ridiculously priced analogue (scart/component) cable market for a start! I'm sure the pure digital path for everything will eventually happen, but it'll be when the manufactures have decided they've made enough money out of us first, not when the technology allows it, because that hurdle was passed years ago. I'm hoping that once DVI enters the 'they got it - we must have it' , check-list feature, these over-priced players will die a quick death. Any thoughts? n.