Yes it is a good interlaced player in terms of performance. With interlaced signals the performance was better than the interlaced Pioneer player it replaced in my system.
But at $1K , there are probably better values in an interlaced player. If I remember correctly the 3800 uses a 10bit 54Mhz D/A for interlaced video instead of the 12bit 108Mhz D/A for progressive mode. The contruction is first rate, but I would think that alot of the selling price goes to the circuitry for the progressive mode.
Perhaps if you like the player for DVD-Audio as well, the price may be more justified.
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