phillips sacd 1000 vs. 963sa

can anyone tell me how these two players compare sonically, both on sacd and cd playback? also, is the 963 plagued by the same reliability problems as the 1000? thanks very much!
The chips that fail in the 1000 are not used in the 963SA.
I have owned both players, and found the SACD 1000 to be clearly superior to the 963 SA with regard to how they sound - particularly in SACD mode.
However, the 963 SA was more reliable.