Best budget universal CD/DVD player?

Hi, I need a very inexpensive, reliable player(if there is such a thing,;^), for all formats. What are the current choices? Thanks for any input you might have. Cheers, Lee
What's inexpensive, to you.
I just ordered the new Marantz DV 9500-I'll let you know. Keeping my fingures crossed.
Swampwalker, unfortunately right now I'm talking cheapo.
Have you been following this thread?:

"DVD/CD Player Under $600"

- Eric
as an owner of the 9500 I think you will be pleasantly suprised. I have owned the 83 and 8300 and it is clearly a better machine.
Spindrifter- Still need to quantify your $ requirements. Right now, Denon 2900 stock unit sells for $500-600. Assume that there are cheaper, as well. What do ya got ta spend?
Universal Players don't do everything great. The Denon DVD-2900 is about as reference in PQ in this price range however the SACD is abit of a disappointment, taking nothing from the 2900, CD Redbook playback is good. DVD Audio seems to be very good. I guess that's why there are so many mods for this unit, such as Exemplar and many others. However the Marantz players are better on audio and a disappointment in DVD PQ (I can not say that about the 9500, I picked the 2900 over the 8300 over this). Geesh think of what you'd get if the same company shared there different sections. I think that Denon and Marantz are probally the Batman and Robin with strengths in different areas. If you're needs are more Video, then by all means the 2900 is a ferrari, no layer changes and very fast menu navigation. If you are used to Faroudja then DVDO may be a bit soft but after a month of viewing it will be great. If you needs are more Audio and you don't mind the CUE or can't spot it get the Marantz model. Winner both ways.

Captain Kentucky