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Any chance the Playstation 3 will have SACD support? (1 Viewer)

Rob Gardiner

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I play as many formats as possible on my HTPC: video games CD, DVD, DVD-Audio. But I can't play SACD without buying a separate unit.

If Sony were smart, they would add SACD support to every piece of CD-compatible hardware they produce. But they have made many not-so-smart decisions over the years. :)

Is there any possibility the PS3 will include SACD support? If so, I would be able to play (A) games not available for the PC (or which are crippled on the PC) and (B) SACDs which I otherwise have no means to play. I can more easily justify the expense of extra hardware if it can play 2 formats rather than one.
 

Scott L

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If they want to expand their user base for the format they should do it. Remember there are rumors there will be 2 versions of the PS2: a straight gaming console and a set top box-type system.

As an aside they have also developed a 3-laser wavelength mechanism.



Big problem would be having 5.1 outputs unless they create a proprietary digital link or analog dongle.
 

Marc Bax

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SACD hmm maybe, I would say probably not. The current rumor is that it'll support Blu-Ray playback (one of the 2 HD-DVD formats) now that would be something.
 

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