Home Theatre Magazine did a review of this player and didn't really like it for it's processing. What are your thoughts?
UK publications loved it. In comparison tests, which included the Pioneer BDP-09FD, they concluded that these two are the best blu-ray players on the market at this time. They noted that the Sony had a slight edge in its audio performance while the Pioneer had a slight edge in its video performance. However, the Sony was lauded for its excellent in video performance and likewise the Pioneer was praised for its excellent audio performance. I own the Pioneer and can state that its analog output performance bests the DAC/analog output performance of my Bryston SP1.7 AV processor. Also, I prefer the Pioneer's 2-channel CD playback over my Arcam DV-27A which received a rave review by Shane Buettner in TPV years ago for its then near reference CD playback.