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I actually won a mint S2 on eBay about 2 (or so) years
back on eBay for $500, only to have it arrive damaged in
transit. Getting a serviced one at $700 was about right
as servicing these things is a few hundred dollar
proposition. The S2 is a good alternative to dropping
$3k on an X0, as both share the same platform: a linear
motor, heavy cast base, and r-core transformers are in
both. The X0 still has the red laser, updated
electronics, and cachet as the best LD player though,
and thus I am still in search of the mighty HLD-X0.
IIRC, the X0 is single-side-only play vs. the HLD-X9
here many times over the past 15+ years.