I use the new Sony DVP NS500V for CD's and DVD's in my two channel system, and it works great. FYI, I've noticed that there are increasingly more "lower end" combo players like my Sony with some great features! For example, my Sony cost $280 shipped, brand new, and it plays DVD, CD, SACD, and multi-channel SACD. Similarly, I recently saw a progressive scan DVD player from Toshiba for $250 that also plays DVD-audio. I have found my Sony to be a terrific value. I have a friend who has the higher end 9000ES DVD/SACD player. While there are obviously sonic and video differences, they are hardly worth the huge disparity in price. If you have not gotten into one of the newer formats and want to give it a try at a good price, you might want to look into some of these new products. Again, I have found that my Sony does a VERY good job as an audio-only component in my two channel setup. Happy listening!