I've read some threads recently about the improvements over component that the Bravo D1 DVD player provides with the 5500. Being the owner of a 5500, I'm very interested in improving what I think is already a great picture. However, I'm curious what the difference is between the Bravo and an HTPC with respect to tearing. Also, can anyone using the D1 with a 5500 comment on whether they see any percieved improvement in contrast / shadow detail. This is the area in which I'm least satisfied when using my 5500 with an RP-82.