IMHO, not any more. New models with HDMI on the horizon.
We dealers are patiently waiting on Bryston and a few other high end processors to finally release an HDMI offering.
The SP2 is absolutely wonderful, I expect the SP3 to keep the SP2's signature with the addition of HDMI and codecs. I will definetly buy one for myself when released. I'm thinking next summer, though. Ugh!