Hmm.. Are you sure you know what you're talking about here? Don't take offense.. It's just, when this unit came out in 07 it was considered one of the best BluRay players in the world at any price. It retailed for a little over a thousand dollars, putting it in the middle-upper price bracket.
Now, don't get me wrong.. this is back in 2007. A lot has happened since then. I know.
But after all the research I have done, this unit still offers one of the best pictures of them all at any price. Even the 2,000 dollar and up units from Arcam. It lacks a lot of things too since it was released amid a surge of up and coming new technologies.
But to be honest.. I don't care. I got a great deal on it and it's still the best BluRay player I've ever used. I'm sure Cary and Arcam make better stuff now, but this unit still shines above most where it counts.