The Oppo was like $550 when it came out, probably equal to $675 now. Personally, I find the fact that the "high-end" Panny 9000 doesn't do SACD's and DVD-A's insulting for the price. Plus, the Oppo 203 was literally half the price and much, much better.I have an X800M2. I figured I'd mention the Magnetar after reading a good review of it, and face it, there's not a lot of universal players out there. Didn't really do a deep dive into the specs, but it looked similar in price to the Oppo. I'm happy with my Sony, but face it, to sell a universal player for that price there has to be some compromises made somewhere. How'd they do it compared to an Oppo? They both do the same thing, right? Has to be the quality like any higher-end product. I would have gladly paid the price to get an Oppo, but I wasn't one of the lucky ones.