HI, Am new to the DVD revolution and looking to buy my first Machine, I have a budget of around £300 give or take, and had my eye on the Pioneer 717. I was told this machine was very good, and was all set to invest in one, then I learnt that it's a few years old now. Is there much of a difference between this machine and the very latest ones, should I save a little bit more?, or is this machine still up there with the best of them. Will I be able to use the lastest sound system's with it. Any input will be appreciated.