While discussions about this player of late have targeted some regional corporate miscommunication about the frequency at which mch sacds can be played, I have quietly owned this player for about a month. Without hesitation, I recommend this player, although I would like to see it priced a bit more competitively. $400 remains a premium in a blu ray market where $150 street-priced sonys offer streaming features galore, 3D playback, integrated wifi, and SACD playback. Just imagine the cost of that featureset two years ago?
The 52 has impressed me over the past four weeks or. It's fast, loads well, and seems to have a slightly less mediatek bugginess to it than the Yamaha BD-S667 (which I also like). The drive mechanism is a bit grindy here and there (like the Yamaha), but overall the performance has been excellent.
It does not have the featureset of the oppo bdp-93 for just $100 more, but is a great all around player and would not hesitate to get one - especially if you find one on sale.