Hi, I'm looking at adding either the older Pioneer N50A or the newer model, the N50AE to my two channel system. Basically, the older N50A is far cheaper than their newer N50AE, so I was wondering if the updated model is really worth the extra $$$ for a person who's plans for this network player will be very-very basic. All I plan to do is hook it up to my computer for my iTunes files and feed the files into my amplifier. Also, I'm very interested in the internet radio options that this and other network player now offer. I don't think I'll do a wireless connection between the network player and computer since I prefer to use a cable since I "believe" it will give me a better connection. I was looking at the Sony ES network player, but the $1,999.00 sticker price is way above what I can afford at this time. What I like about the Sony is its ability to store your music files on its 1TB hard drive. BTW, I have the Yamaha A-S801 amplifier and B&W book shelve speakers as the core of my two-channel system. Thanks for looking!!