Thanks Humby88, The key word in your post is NOW. We don't have crystal balls to predict the future, but if there is eventually a good selection (if not great) of SACD's it sure would be very nice to have the sound quality of the SACD format as an option as well as CD, and DVD playback. If the Sony proves to have an equal or better picture than the Pioneer the decision is a no brainer. A SACD player for a few hundred bucks more than a "standard" DVD player is amazing. I hope a review comparing the two machines is available sometime soon.