I have just got one of the first Denon DVD2900 DVD/SACD Players. Just to let you all know what a difference it has made with my setup:- Hitachi 42" Plasma 42PMA400 + Denon 3800 DTS/5.1 Amp. Where with my previous DVD "Sony 7700 DVD" I sometimes experienced Vertical banding on the Plasma, The Denon has no such defect. Blacks are much better, the sound is fabulous & the old layer switching & lag that the Sony suffered from, seems to have dissapeared. Progressive Scan through the DVD, rather than using the Plasma's decoding is much better. CD Performance is also superb. Waiting for a delivery in the post so I can test the SACD functioallity. Got a really good deal from Nexnix.co.uk £530+vat. They have got stock (black & Champagne) if anyone wants one in a hurry. I could not believe the difference that this has made to my system. It's way better than I had anticipated.