Ok so I don't have the top loader. I don't have a DP. I don't have a 250x3R. I guess I have what I could (reasonably) afford at the time. I have a cracking plasma, great cables and a big DVD collection. But what I also have - which is most important of all - is a very understanding and tolerant wife. I'd love the three items as upgrades above. But to be honest- what I have sounds terrific (I'm even powering 4ohm speakers with a 100x5R!). The picture is brilliant (no scalar or PSM). Hell I don't even make use of the HDMI input on my Plasma box. I will go to hell. I;m very sad that TMA went down the tubes - but hey... in spite of that - I guess I am just happy with my lot in life. Mark PS I guess there is one teeny thing I ain't happy with - and that is CDs. I have had enough of the b*ggers. Gonna rip them all to a media server and store them away.... good riddance.