Hope some advice can be offered I have a Pioneer DV-717, now about 4 years old. Tv is a Loewe 32inch Aconda. The DVD player works fine, and has been previously chipped with the Techtronics multimod, which I must say has worked perfectly. Ther'es even a simple work around with RCE discs which were introduced after the mod was done.. The question is, has player technology improved so significantly that it will make a similar difference to picture and sound quality? And if it is worthwhile, what sort of price range should I be looking at for similar quality. The trusty Pioner was £540 when I bought it, plus another £80 for the multimod. Scary how prices have tumbled in recent years!!!