I need a DVD player, and I want one of the new high-resolution formats to be included. I've read a lot of posts about one being better than the other, so I've done a bit of researching outside of this forum. I have made a list of possible pro's and con's. I say possible because there are so many claims and accusations made by the makers and supporters of each format that it seems impossible to know what is true or not. These are some points that I have listed for each to help make a decision: SACD PRO'S- 1. The ability to play hybrid SACDs on regular cd players as well as SACD players. 2. Many 2 channel SACDs available. (important because many multi-channel formats don't sound true to the original) 3. If this article is right then there will be a lot of choices when it comes to buying SACDs. This article states that Universal may start producing all hybrid SACD. CON's 1. Limited choice of DVD/SACD players, and most of them are Sony (not a company know for quality under $500) 2. According to this article the DSD technology is inferior and is intrinsically only 6 bits of musical information vs. 24 bits for DVD-A. The accusation is that SACD is unable to smoothly produce high frequencies above 8000 Hz. DVD-A PRO's 1. Ability to play excellent audio in 2 channel or multiple channels. 2. Many DVD-A players and companies to choose from. CON's 1. Can only be played on DVD-A player (useless for use in my car) 2. Doesn't seem that 2 channel audiophile sound is the goal with most releases. Seems to be more multi-channel. 3. According to this article from a Stereophile you CAN hear the distortion/degradation of Watermarking. http://www.stereophile.com/showarchives.cgi?257 I would like to know if anyone agrees/disagrees with these points. I'm also open to Pro's/Con's that I may not have listed. If anybody has a SACD player, I would love to know if you notice the distortion of sound over 8000Hz (reading the article about this may help to understand what the distortion would sound like). I was leaning towards buying the Sony NS 755V when it comes out in a few weeks for $270, but now I'm not sure that the SACD sound is what they say it is. Thanks for any useful information that anyone can give.