Affordable progressive player that actually worked properly w/ my Hitachi digital projection TV. Models from Pioneer & JVC blacked out during passages w/ intense white light. Pioneer was 1st gen, JVC new model. SONY does not miss a beat and remains intensely deep & detailed. Blacks are excellent & color balace super. Sound quality is excellent & there are too many features to actually use. Scan in reverse & forward are very flexible and the resume feature simple to use unlike some other units. Screen saver is a nice idea for projection TV's.I am using this unit with a Pioneer Elite receiver that has its own DTS & Dolby decoder so I have no idea how the onboard decoding works but the sound through the Pioneer is very detailed and powerful. I got this unit at a 6th Ave. store (not online) for $188 - listed for $199 but matched a WEBSITE price from Best Buy. I actually picked it up after returning the JVC model.