It is good, but not that good. At some point I had one for video duties along with a Sony XA5400 on CD/SACD and the Sony handily beat it on CD. The main reason to get the Pioneer is for a multi channel analog application with BR/DVD, which is where this player shines. Unfortunately the movie crowd is moving wholesale to HDMI so this player is loosing its target buyer audience. If all you need is 2 channel analog outs and use HDMI for Multi Channel get the Oppo 95 instead. If you need MCH analog SACD as well as BR, you are better of getting an universal (Denon / Marantz).
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