Best Buy is blowing a lot of stuff out at clearance. This was brand new in a box. YMMV. I even saw open box versions, weirdly, going for more at other stores. Go to the BB website, look up clearance at a store newar you, and you can search store by store. I also picked up a Marantz SR5006 for $399 this way. Truly some great deals to be had.
This player plays great video and plays sacd's and dvd-a's incredibly. The sound from these has to be heard to be believed. Setup was effortless and it's quick to load.
Huge thumbs up!