I'll fire this question in and then stand well back!! With DVD players now available from supermarkets for £40 can anybody really honestly justify something like £800 (20 times as much) for the top of the range Pioneer 868?? I have a JVC dvd recorder connected via component to a PIo 434 plasma and an old LG dvd player multi region hacked for playing dvd films r1, r3 etc, all r2 go via the JVC and component inputs for what everybody says is the best quality. Now the Pio plasma has HDMI, again, the so called best input available. So the next big question (assuming I can find somebody selling one) would an £800 top of the range player connected via HDMI really give me over £700 worth of improved picture quality? Is there really that much difference? Now I don't mind paying £800 BUT if I do pay that much I really want to be able to see the difference. When playing DVDs across my exisiting two players the differences are not all that great and to be honest both look good, can things look even better?