The DV-S555 is proof you don't have to empty your pocketbook to get high-end picture and sound quality. It's also another good example of how Onkyo gives you more useful features for your money. Case in point: while all DVD players can play CDs, only a rare few can play CD-Rs and CD-RW discs. And fewer can play CDs that hold MP3 coded files. This means you can play over your home-theater system the MP3 file that you downloaded - up to 10 hours or more of music on a single disc, depending on the bit rate of the MP3 files. The DV-S555 will display MP3 filenames on your TV screen, and you can program a play list of up to 60 songs from the same disc. Other notable features include the latest 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters (for all channels) to provide cleaner, clearer sound from all your DVDs and CDs, and an Onkyo developed Direct Digital Path to deliver a noise-free digital signal that's less susceptible to flux. There's even a dedicated subwoofer pre out to allow those without a home theater system to enjoy dynamic movie sound from just their TV.