Hi folks, I've had a read through of the older threads on this and I was hoping to get some info/up to date thoughts. From what I gather, in theory the 550x model Playstation should be the most desirable in that it has the no colour banding problems and still the high performance sound if you need it. That said would that sound make any difference in pure gaming terms? Also, I've seen models 750x and above considered more stripped down. I know the 9xxx series has no parallel port but other than that are these two era just missing the sound chip? Does the 700x still have the DAC? I think the 1001 is off the table for me as banding issue is there, but if anyone has any thoughts on it I'd really appreciate it.