What about the suggestions that were given here ?:
I am currently using an Oppo 983 and I love it. It will play every shiny disc format (except BluRay or HD-DVD), including HDCD, SACD, and DVD-Audio. It is well-built, looks nice, and sounds great. It's also well within your budget at $399:
I replaced a Denon 3910 with this unit. I really liked the Denon (bought used), but I wanted something with a warranty and to match my system's "look". The Oppo fit the bill perfectly....