I've had my Pioneer 717 since it first came out and have been very pleased with it's performance. I have had no problems with it at all. I beleive when it first came out the picture quality was one of it's key features. Anyway... Since then how much has DVD technology come on in terms of increases in picture quality? I have upgraded my TV to a 36" Sony and now I'm wondering if there is any point updating my ageing Pioneer DVD player?... Is this player still a good contendor for picture quality now?... Thanks, Matt.