DVD-A / SACD Combo players ???

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  1. Jeff Keene

    Jeff Keene Supporting Actor

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    Where are they? Each camp claims that they aren't out for a "format war", and yet I have not seen the combo players that I've expected, and the trade press has hinted at.
    With only a single set of analog inputs on my Denon 4700, it seems silly for me to buy one or the other at this juncture, since I'd have to jury-rig a switch of some sort to add the second component.
    So here's all I'm looking for: a five disc Multi-channel SACD / DVD-A player for
     
  2. PatrickM

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    Jeff,
    Its not wrong its just a little ahead of its time. With new chipsets coming out that incorporate both SACD and DVD-A decoding, we should see your wish come true but probably not this model year.
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  3. Jeff Keene

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    However, watch that they don't use DAC's that turn DSD bitstreams from SACDs into PCM. Any benefit from DSD recording technology goes straight out the window then.
    Dan
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

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    There already is a player out there with multi-channel SACD and DVD-A capability.
    Oh wait, you said less than $1000. [​IMG]
    (The $5000 Pioneer machine...)
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  6. JohnFR

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    Well I read about this player from Apex on CNet, which is due out next month. From the specs, it supposedly plays everything. I think it's going to retail for about $400.00 (??)
    http://www.apexdigitalinc.com/ad-7701.htm
     
  7. GregoriusM

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    Hmmmmmmmmm....... quite the machine. Progressive scan. Karaoke. The two most important features an audiophile/videophile would want!! LOL
    Seriously, it doesn't give the complete specs. As was said above, does it convert DSD into PCM.
    Is the SACD multi-channel?
    Price?
    Interesting unit to watch though.
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  8. Jeff Keene

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    Hmmm. Even if this isn't the player to buy, it's a darn good sign of things to come. Thanks for the post, John!
    While I'm wishing, let's make it a Denon, a modification of their current progressive player - yeah that's it.
     
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    Or better yet, make it a DVDA/multichannel SACD playin version of Phillips upcoming Faroudja-equipped progressive DVD player (DVQ-50, I believe)
     
  10. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    The Outlaw DVD Player (quoted from their most recent "latest news" email):
    As you all know, the DVD market is moving very quickly. Prices are coming down and technology is moving at an incredibly fast pace. Our goal continues to be a high-performance, high-value product that delivers "phile" level playback at an Outlaw price. We're also hopeful that we will be able to be among the first to combine both DVD-Audio and SACD capability in a single player, but it's still a bit to early to make that a firm promise. We're also looking at both digital and analog options that would permit us to include complete bass management capabilities.
    I'm hopeful! [​IMG]
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