As discussed in previous posts, I have just aquired a Pioneer 868AVi last week. I bought the unit because it had iLink and HDMI and high quality DACs, but there are much cheaper players with HDMI on, and here in lies my question... Since the TV does the work with the HDMI signal and the AMP does the work with with the iLink signal, does it really matter how good/how much you spend on the DVD player? Would a Denon 1919 at much less money produce the same HDMI picture? I dont think I've wasted my money at any shot because the features the dvd player offers are amazing and the fact it has both iLink and HDMI is invaluable, but it is more a question about HDMI players in general.