I was going through some past SD DVD and BD threads I posted in here at AVS, as well as some BD players reviewed by Secrets over the past few years. If you need analog audio better than the Oppo BDP-83/93/103, but you can't afford the BDP-83SE/95/105, Secrets said that the Yamaha BD-A1010 may have sounded slightly more open than the Oppo BDP-93. If by open they ment deeper bass and higher treble, then I think it sounds even better than my reference Pioneer Elite DV-58AV. I'm talking about multi-channel analog for Blu-rays, SACDs, and CDs. And for SACDs, because of the 176.4 KHz DSD-to-PCM conversion, you're getting almost the full range! The sad part is that Yamaha no longer has a BD player with multi-channel analog output. Right now, except for the fact that I have to make decrypted copies of my Region 2 DVDs in order for them to play in the Yamaha BD-A1010, I think this is the best way to obtain good video and excelent audio for a great price. If you have a BD-A1000 or BD-A1010, you might not be fully aware of the audiophile's gem you really have. Unfortunately, you can't get them anymore. So take good care of it!