Modwright DVD or NAD T550

My Sony NSP300 DVD player is going back. Nice video but just could not take the audio.

I'm curious whether the NAD T550 or a Modwright or Stan Warren DVD player is my best move?

The NAD lists for $800 but can be had for $400. The software bugs seemed to have been worked out and reliability improved.

The Mods are new to me and I wonder if a $700 mod is as good as a $1500 player?

I'm not looking to be blown away by every DVD I watch I just don"t want to squirm.

I also have a Pioneer DVD/CDP modified by Stan Warren and completely agree with Sugarbrie.
I have the NAD and it sounds fine. It is no great shakes. My problems, however, are many. It has great difficulty with the second layer on many WB DVDs. It is noisy (at low listening volume, I can easily hear the mechanism from 10 ft. away). You cannot turn off "helpful" popup menus, so every time you watch a movie with multiple angles, a window (on top of the movie) tells you where they are. Presets for sound and subtitles work only sporadically. IT DOES NOT PLAY CDRs. You cannot replace the power cord. The RCA jacks are very short. I have to stop now.
Thanks to all who provided input. I'm going to get a Pioneer 440 or 444 and do a modwright mod.
Great choice. Modwright is the way to go DAn does great work and is a pleasure to deal with.