Keep the 9000 and buy a good $600 cd player for your cd-r's. The 999 is a great audio/video player but about $1,000. Sony has not made anything with the same build quality since the 9000.
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I recently purchased the Denon DVD-3910 after auditioning the Marantz DV-9500 and several comparable $1500-2000 models from Sony and other manufacturers.
Rave reviews always make me suspicious, so I want to be cautious with my wording. That said, I am extremely impressed with both the audio and video performance of the Denon 3910. It's performance on all digital audio formats comes very close to several machines I've heard that cost over $3000, and its SACD performance is very close to my analog front end. Additionally, its' video performance is so good that I suspect my video monitor isn't good enough to fully reveal the 3910's actual performance.
I paid $1050 (new) for my 3910 (including shipping), so the unit is also a real bargain.