I have already read the online manual from cover to cover and I did not see anything regarding PQLS and HDMI, just ILink. Maybe I missed something, I don't know. My problem is I have a dealer waiting on me to make a decision. Really good deal, but I can't shell out that much money without some real people giving real feedback, and I don't like the idea of buying a flagship which may be out of date with newer pioneer features if PQLS is even a feature to worry about. Sorry about the cd/sacd question, didn't mean to hijack the thread, just can't find any info on the unit. I will now shutup and let you lucky owners gush. Hopefully my next post in this thread will be as a proud owner.