I'm looking to blow through the last of my tax refund on a universal player. For the next year or so until HD-DVD and BluRay battle it out, it will be used for both video, cd, and SACD (HDMI would be used for 59avi, component for 47ai). Once I make the move to high-def video, this player will likely be my 2-channel player. So 50-50 movies/music now and likely 90-10 music in the future.
Does anyone have experience with either or both players? How strong are they in terms of video and audio quality when compared? Demoing is not really an option.
DV-47ai for about $300 used (shipped)
DV-59avi for $400 used (local pickup)