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#2034686 - 01/20/09 05:22 AM No SACD & DVD-Audio on Blu Ray players?
DanS Offline
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Finally finishing up the basement reno, and am starting to look around for home theatre components. I'm seeing that pretty much all of the up-converting dvd players do SACD & DVDa, but not Blu Ray players.
Anybody know of a unit that does?

Thanks,
Dan
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#2034688 - 01/20/09 05:42 AM Re: No SACD & DVD-Audio on Blu Ray players? [Re: DanS]
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To be honest, I'm looking at building an HTPC with a Blu-Ray drive and a ripper so I can just archive those.

Get the upconverter for your SACD/DVDa content and don't worry about the rest.

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#2039189 - 02/02/09 02:42 AM Re: No SACD & DVD-Audio on Blu Ray players? [Re: Griffinator]
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The next range of Denon players will be fully universal, and Oppo have also promised universals.

For SACD/DVDA content, things are more difficult on a fileserver as there are no SACD drives available & it is dropped from most PS3. What you can do though is grab the DTS-HD MAS system. Then you can rip your DVDA straight to WAV files, and then re-encode to DTS-HD MAS (Lossless) and play those suckers right off the desktop complete with a video should you choose to. Watermarks get ignored.
SACD has to be recorded back to PCM, and heavily filtered to lose the ultrasonic crap that reduces dynamic range to less than DTS 96/24 - a lot less. We are talking SACD at around 60dB to 70dB of dynamic range max against 100+dB from DTS 96/24, and (best case so far) around 120dB on DVDA which is still the technically superior format of the 2 by a long way.
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#2042422 - 02/10/09 08:35 PM Re: No SACD & DVD-Audio on Blu Ray players? [Re: Neil Wilkes]
DanS Offline
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I have an Oppo up-converter that does SACD & DVD-A.
I guess I'll wait for the Blu-Ray version.
Thanks.
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#2081497 - 06/03/09 04:06 AM Re: No SACD & DVD-Audio on Blu Ray players? [Re: DanS]
DanS Offline
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The OPPO BD-83 should be shipping by end of June. Listing around $590 Can.
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#2111041 - 08/31/09 10:22 AM Re: No SACD & DVD-Audio on Blu Ray players? [Re: DanS]
DanS Offline
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Got the Oppo BDP-83 about 2 months ago.
Stellar unit.
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