Will older DVD players play DVD-A?

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  1. SteveK

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    I have a Panasonic A-120 DVD player which I purchased in 1999. It still plays DVDs flawlessly, so I'm not in any particular hurry to replace it, even though today's players are substantially less expensive and more versatile than my vintage player.

    But I've been reading the hype lately about DVD-A and I'm curious to check it out. I understand that DVD-A is playable on most DVD players (unlike SACD), but I don't know if that includes older players such as mine. So my question is would I be able to play DVD-A, and would I be able to fully exploit the features that DVD-A offers?

    If not, maybe it's time to think about updating.

    Thanks in advance.
    Steve K.
     
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  3. SteveK

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    Thanks for your quick reply, Mike. The Panasonic does do DTS, so that's no problem. I guess true DVD-A capability is something I'll need to look for in my next DVD player. Can you find that on most decent players now, or do you have to go to a "high end" player?

    Thanks again for the quick response.

    Steve K.
     
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    The Pioneer 563A ($179 at Best Buy) does BOTH DVD-A and SACD.
     
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    On a hybrid SACD, the CD layer can be played on your Panasonic A-120.
     

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