I was prepared to buy the Elite 530 for $4400. However a home theater installer I was interviewing for my basement project recommended the 533HD5 which he can get me for $3000. He said they are the same set but that the price difference is due to the Elite having a fancier lacquer cabinet and the 2 year warranty. I know that the new 530 has an upgraded array with respect to the guns vs. it's predecessor, the 520. But if the 533 & 530 really have the same specs and new array, then I'll purchase the 533 as it's being built into a custom media center and showing off the cabinet isn't important. Any insight is appreciated.