I am using a Pioneer DV-525 DVD player that I purchased for $200 new and modified myself to further boost its performance. In fact, I have modified a number of these players for audiophiles with great success. I would highly recommend the Pioneer DVD players because they output a true 24/96 signal when reading a source capable of outputting this signal, e.g. Chesky audio DVD's, Classical Records audio DVD's and others. I have been charging $170 for the complete mod - see www.themorque.org/audio/pioneer-dv525 for details - and am currently working on an upgraded internal 5V PS for the digital IC's that I hope will even further boost its performance. The DVD players REALLY do perform amazingly well, likely even better than your old transport. The new DVD players utilize better jitter reduction circuitry and improved lasers to produce amazing results. The mods are really a must IMHO to get the most out of the players for a price still under $500. The current offering from Pioneer is the DV-333 and can be had new retail for $230 at most mass-market electronics stores. If this intersts you, let me know. I am really not pushing for business, I have enough work as it is. I just want people to know just how affordable great audio can be. Take care, Dan W.