I noticed that it is $800 too, which means you are not paying for the video. I wonder if the analog and DAC circuitry is better implemented or the same, comparing the Sonica and UDP-205. I would expect that they did not reinvent the wheel, and thus they are very similar or the same. The good thing however, is that ALL circuitry is implemented via a linear PS and no switcher is used at all.
I am excited to explore both the Sonica DAC and UDP-205. It looks like the DAC will be out first!