I will be trading in my trusty NAD T550 at Richer (coming up for it's three year mark) and am looking at one of the above players. Will it be worth the extra money for the Pioneer? I am currently using a massive(!) 21" Sony TV and the Scan AV6 surround sound speakers. I also have a Cambridge Audio A5 amp coupled with Celestion FS2 floorstanders for muzak. My viewing position must be fully 24" from the tv. I will be looking to move house within the next year, upon which I will be getting either a rear projection or possibly a cheapish projector. At present I am using the NAD as a cd source too, although I think I might purchase the Marantz CD5400 either now (if I get the Yamaha) or in a couple of pay day's time. Your thoughts are much appreciated!