I'd agree with you most of the time, but I want to move up from my Sony in the theater room. I'm running a 194" front projector so small improvements should be evident. Plus in my youth I was a bit of a Golden Ear audiophile. The Special Edition offers high end analog audio. So far the Supreme Commander isn't budging. "But you already have one of those BluRay things!" May just have to buy the thing and tough out the ensuing hail storm. After all, she can't stay mad forever. At least I don't think she can. Well, maybe she can, but that Oppo sure would be nice!