To play Devil's advocate . . .People report great reviews on the improved sound quality and alternative experience to stereo, but if it's so good, why can't you buy a universal dvd player or a SACD at Best Buy?
Finally, answer the question, "Would you invest three hundred on a new Universal player, or would spend less on a CD player and save the rest of the money for other system upgrades?"
Can't wait to hear the responses.