The following review demonstrates nicely how the upgrades of Dan Wright perform. We use him for our custom Signature mod for the Monolithic Sound PS- while Chris Johnson of the PartsConneXion performs our in-house Pioneer mod.
"... In terms of DVD player performance, this ridiculously low priced machine compares to some very highly thought of devices. In terms of its home theatre performance, it strikes remarkable close to, and perhaps equals, the $1500 long-time Sony standard, the DVP-S9000ES. I'm not talking about features or looks or whistles and bells. Just in terms of raw picture and sound quality. Video and Audio out were that good, to my examination. About the only player I've seen that I think has any real superiority over Dan's modified Pioneer is the Pioneer Elite DV-09, and it sells for well over two grand..."
Greg Weaver, December 26, 2001, StereoTimes