Hi-quality transport

I'm using a Seas Excel driver speaker with an AudioSector DAC in the works and need a high quality transport for burned and redbook CD's. Will be running a Behringer Ultra curve pro between the DAC and transport.
If bits are bits, does it make much difference? I guess jitter does. I've heard good things about a Blue-ray player. My comfort zone is <$500 and <$300 is even better. Thanks
Would prefer a DVD player which would do 2 things so save rack space.
sony dvp s9000es player.