Well, I played with my new toy all Christmas morning. Backplane is all new with serial port and Special Edition logo back there (not on the front, though - they gave me a decal which I decided not to put on). Without an non-upgraded one to compare it with side-by-side, it's hard to say if I can discern any difference. But it plays everything and I had to reset all my preferences. I know something is different in there because I wrote down all my level settings, and they are slightly different with this update. I've played SACDs DVD-As, DTS CDs and the Blu-ray audio setup disk. I'll watched a Blu-ray movie (Up) this afternoon, so I'll have put it through its paces pretty well. I also watched a regular DVD of Dr. Strangelove earlier to check on the upconverting. No glitches so far. Wish I could do a better A/B comparison, but my sonic memory isn't THAT good. Neither unit sounded bad, and this one sounds great, so I can't complain.
It should sound like it isn't there!
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
Carver: C-4000 & C-1 preamps, PSC-60 preamp/tuner, TX-11a tuner, M-400 (2), C-500, M-500, M-500t, M-500t Mk.II, A-500x, AL-III loudspeakers (2 pr.)
Sunfire:Theater Grand III processor, Ultimate Receiver, Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, True Subwoofer Mk. II, D-10 Subwoofer