Hopefully you'll be reading this Michael... :wave:
Thought I'd let you know mate I ended up getting the Denon 1713 and all I can say is that it's Awesome!!
It's a gorgeous looking player and built at about the right size, not as small / thin as say a Panasonic or Sony but not as big as the 2500BT so it's inbetween the two.
Still has the silky smooth tray and loads alot faster but where it stands out is the picture quality, let's just say the 2500BT has a very worthy replacement, wonderfully sharp, colourful images with great contrast and probably the best picture I've yet seen on bluray.
SACD playback is great too (dark side of the moon- pink floyd)
This combined with the new Pioneer SC-LX56 amp i also bought my sound has never sounded so good, so all in all a VERY happy bunny