I've got an Arcam DV79 on loan at the moment and have connected it up to my Pioneer 504HDE using a Chord HDMI cable. I've been comparing it to my old Sony 715 DVD player which is connected to the same screen with an IXOS scart and to be honest I've not been blown away by the difference in the picture quality. There is a difference but to my eyes not a massive one and not enough to justify parting with £1000. My Sony DVD player is 4-5 years old now so I would've expected some marked improvement just from the advances in technology without taking into account HDMI. I'm really shocked that I can't see the difference that I'd been lead to believe existed from everything I'd read. I might not have it set up to it's optimum level so any thoughts on what I can do to improve it would be great or I'd be interested to hear whether other people feel the same way.