Hybrid SACD Incompatible With DVD Player?

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  1. JoeCW

    JoeCW Auditioning

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    I recently purchased the hybrid/2-layer Beggars Banquet SACD, but don't have a SACD player (was just interested in the remaster of the album). Plays fine in the car, and in my older Sony discman. However, my Yamaha DVD-CD900 does not recognize the SACD. Neither does my computer DVD drive (uses a Pioneer driver but I'm not 100% sure that's the drive manufacturer).

    Is this a known problem with Yamaha and/or other DVD players? I had not heard of any copy protection on the ABKCO rereleases, but I suppose it could result from that as well.

    Does anyone have any light to shed on this?
     
  2. KrisM

    KrisM Second Unit

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    I don't know about the Yamaha, but most hybrids either don't play or play poorly in my truck stereo. It is a Sony ES model. You may just be out of luck.

    Regards
    KrisM
     
  3. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Joe, many people have reported difficulties playing hybrid SACDs in DVD players and computer DVD-ROM drives. It seems that these devices default to the SACD layer, which they cannot read. I have read of such complaints with the Stones hybrid discs. Unfortunately, I see no way around it other than for you to get a dedicated CD player or an SACD player.
     
  4. Rachael B

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    Joe, I've heard people say CD-ROM drives usually play the CD layer of hybrids. If you have an old one laying around... Best wishes!
     
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