Is there going to be a Dvd audio/SACD audio only player?

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  1. Jeff Adams

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    I have the Denon 1600 for my video player and now am interested in an ALL audio player for SACD/DVD-AUDIO and cd playback. Are there going to be any high quality all audio combo players anytime soon?
     
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    I wish!!!! I doubt it...[​IMG] This has occured to me too. To me the perfect audio player would have only minimal video capability to accomodate DVD-A, maybe just a composite or S-video output. To us this is a good idea but I'm not so sure it fits the mass-market plans of electronic giants. Best wishes![​IMG]
     
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    So because of mass marketing the purist is going to get screwed? I like to keep my audio and video seperate. I know there is a niche market for high end cd players,such as Creek ,Marantz,Denon and Rega Planet,so why not universal sacd/dvd audio/cd players?
     
  4. Jagan Seshadri

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    DVD-Audio is the reason that there are video circuits in these players, because some DVD-A discs are designed to use video menus and to play video interviews.

    If you want to keep things separate, get a standalone SACD player.

    -JNS
     
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    I agree with the standalone audio player. Just curious about the 5.1 audio analog out. I was hoping that the outlaw ICBM had a extra input since you can put it between a pre / amp and add an input without throwing out your existing system.
    Is the Sony TAP 9000ES the only way to do that?
    I am running out of shelves!
     
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    Jagan is right. DVD-Audio player with no video circuitry could make playing certain DVD-Audio discs difficult, if not impossible. I've heard no plans from any manufacturers of making a DVD-Audio player with no video capability. Perhaps one could make a DVD-Audio player that didn't play DVD-Video discs but did offer playback of video content from DVD-Audio discs. However, I have to wonder if the format standard mandates DVD-Video capability.
     
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    I was thinking about when Pioneer left off the optical out from their CLD 504 LD player...they saved maybe $2 on parts but charged quite a bit more
    Even though all the video circuits are there, they could leave the connector off the back and charge $50 less
     

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