I really feel like some people's perspective regarding price is somewhat unrealistic here. I must have owned 20 DVD players over the format's life cycle. I was always concerned with pq first, despite wanting full features. At one time I had the Denon 3910 and before that the Pioneer top of the line (I forget the model #, 9500 or 9600, I think) The Denon's pq was neck and neck with OPPO's, but dialogue wasn't as intelligible. The Pioneer had the best audio quality by a wide, and I mean WIDE margin. It was glorious to listen to, but pq sucked. If OPPO makes a Blu-ray player that has everything the 983 does, plus stellar Blu-ray pq, it's a no brainer for me. I don't care what they sell it for, I'm buying it. I'm worn out from researching, trying so many models and then suffering their flaws. I know the A/V cliche`, "nothing's perfect", but the 983 is as close as it gets, and I'm willing to pay what it's worth to have a 983 "PLUS". $1000 for a top of the line pq, flawlessly implemented multi-format player? That sounds like a bargain to me.