I have one of the beta units and it is a real nice player. Makes CDs sound better and SACD sound superb. Best used with either the DirectStream Senior or Junior to get the best from SACD. It was billed as a universal player but users discovered there are some quirks playing DVD-A and Blu-ray Discs. Most will play straight through, but difficult if not impossible to navigate within the disc. This is mainly due to the lack of a video out, these types of discs are best navigated with a monitor. If you are serious about spinning discs then is definitely worth a listen.