The PQ is great as far as resolution, you literally can see every pore on a persons face, I compared my samsung bdp6500 3d player to this one in an A b test and the 43fd was better as far as resolution it seemed, (but this is pure observation, not scientific). i am a bit dissapointed in the PQLS...as i dont hear much improvement in sound quality, although it is nice to watch the blue lights come on in lock mode. The load time is much better than past pioneers, but still slightly slower that the samsung. What is incredibly frustrating and its rediculous that its not fixed is the slow response times of the controls such as open, close....the system wont take the commands until its done with the last process, which could be load, or start up or anything else. also you cannot just put the disk in and press play....you have to push close, wait and then push play. overall the PQ is the best I have seen, in some ways maybe too detailed....but the overall unit is clunky as far as controls. Also the player has froze twice requiring me to unplug it as it woud nto respond to any controls from the front panel or the remote. I would be interested in other feedback if anyone else has this player. I might return it but ordered it directly from pioneer in long beach, they shipped it to my home.