I have the II and it does have the SACD analog inputs and hologram. Soundseller.com had B stock at 995.00 when I bought mine a month ago. At that price it seemed like a steal.You have to call to get that price.( original retail posted on their site is 3500.00 or so) The only problem was the adapter needed for the six channel analog input. I bought one from Sunfire, but it turned out to be cheesy computer cable.( is says so right on the cable) Oddly enough, the manual clearly states not to use computer cable. Monster has a real cable for around 95.00. Another minor complaint is that the remote has no back lighting, so it is hard to use in a dark room. Other than that, this processor lacks nothing that I am aware of. I had a problem finding info on the II before I bought it. I am pretty sure the Sunfire site had a link to one or two glowing reviews. If not, then it must have been Google. There is also a fair amount of info on the soundseller.com site. Good luck.