Beginning to narrow down the choices now Pioneer have confirmed via email that they have no plans to release a Pal prog upgrade for the 757. Was almost certain to get a latest 3800 to go with the A1SR, but was thrown a long ball by Ben from Discount Tv who could do a good deal on the A1 (still over a grand more than the 3800) and who informs me that the latest Denon Link allows digital transfer of ENCRYPTED dvd-a data. But, I have no desperate need to buy any dvd-audios and will mainly use it as a dvd-video player. So what I want to know is: Has anyone demoed the 2 Denon players and is there a worthwhile difference between the 2, i.e. in your opinion is the A1 worth over £1000 more than the 3800 on video performance? The picture will be via a Sim2 HT300 onto a 7ft screen, using Pal prog component.