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Blu-Ray Doesn't Play DVD-Audio Or SACD What !!??


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Initial post: Dec 22, 2008, 2:30:47 AM PST
Wizard says:
I Have Noticed That All The Popular Players Do NOT Support DVD-A
Nor SACD ...Since Floyd DSOM Is On SACD Still Need The SACD/DVD-A Abilities ?? I Know The Compression Algorithm Is Still There, 9 As Opposed To The Blu Ray 50 GI D/L Media And NO Compression Algorithm ) But What About All The DVD-A's And SACD's I Have ??

Any Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated !!
Happy Holidays To All :-)
Peace And Harmony,
Love And Light,
[[[[ Wild Wizard ]]]]

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 4:21:17 AM PST
get an Oppo for your sd,sacd and dvda

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 6:40:59 AM PST
W. Smith says:
PS3 plays SACD.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 6:44:48 AM PST
SACD and DVD-A are completely different technologies then Blu-Ray....so of course they require different transports and processors then Blu-Ray. Not sure what you mean about compression....SACD actually has no compression while Blu-Ray and DVD have compression. IMO, it's best to have a separate audio player (that can play CD and SACD) and video player. But if you do want an all in one player, you'll be in luck in a few months (if you're willing to pay the price)

http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/03/denons-dvd-a1ud-worlds-first-universal-sacd-dvd-a-blu-ray/

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 7:31:24 AM PST
MAGIC KOALA says:
Wizard,

I feel your pain. I was also grossly disappointed when I tried to insert VHS tapes in my Blu-Ray player. Why the hell doesn't the Blu-Ray player play VHS tapes!!!???

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 7:42:39 AM PST
Wolfie1756 says:
SACD has been dead for years!!!!! It never worked!! It can play 8 track!! Sorry wizard, no need to worry about things you can't control. I don't think newly fabricated DVD players come with Super Audio SACD..

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 7:43:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 22, 2008, 7:44:52 AM PST
JJ says:
It would be nice if there more universal players available that would play all formats. Unfortunately this most likely will not happen, as DVD-A and SACD never really caught on with the public. We also know that HD-DVD is not going to be included either for obvious reasons.
I have been in the same boat, and had to keep my older Denon stand alone player just for DVD-A & SACD.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 8:04:41 AM PST
A M says:
If all you want is Dark Side of the Moon, you can google Pink Sync Shop. There is a version of The Wizard of Oz sunk to Dark Side of the Moon in 5.1 on DVD. I have a different version where they mastered the audio in DTS at full 1.5 Mbits/s. More compressed than the original SACD - but still in surround and it is great. I can't listen to the two track CD anymore.

Oh, and W. Smith's post about the PS3 only applies to the first generation of PS3s (20GB and 60GB I think). They quickly dropped SACD support.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 8:10:06 AM PST
"SACD has been dead for years!!!!! It never worked!!"

That's not true....I still collect SACDs. There hasn't been very many rock albums that have been mastered well for SACD, but a lot of new classical and jazz ensembles are recorded in DSD and printed on SACD still.

http://www.sa-cd.net/

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 8:18:04 AM PST
DDD says:
the panasonic bd10a plays DVD-audio and the first ps3's played sacds in 5.1 thru hdmi

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 10:07:31 AM PST
W. Smith says:
SACD "DOES" work and will blow you away when played on a PS3 or other compatible player. Some other CD and DVD players will also play SACD disks.

If you play a standard CD with a good audio syatem and then play the same disk in the SACD format you will be able to tell the difference big time. If you have the right audio setup it will sound like you are at the concert.

You can still buy SACD's but mostly on-line. Circuit City and DiscountDVD has a large selection. I wait for certain SACD's that I'm looking for to go on sale at various places.

I used to use my Sony CD player to play SACD disks but when I purchased a PS3 some years ago I did so for the gaming features, Blu-ray player and SACD capabilities. HDMI lets all of the volume and picture out with no other wires.

I was able to eliminate several pieces of equipment and a whole lotta wires by purchasing a PS3. I sold my old equipment and almost paid for the new PS3

You don't even need wires or disks to keep the PS3 firmware up-to-date because the console has built in wireless. Also no monthly fees to go on-line like XBox requires.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 1:23:03 PM PST
E. Busch says:
Addendum to "A M"s post:
I don't know about the newer PS3s (the 40GB and newer 80GB and 160GB units with only 2 USB ports and no card reader slots) but my 2nd gen 80GB (4 USB ports and 3 media card slots) does play SACD discs. I never did get any of them, mainly because I didn't have the money at the time, but I do have a few DVD-Audio discs that I play on a Technics DVD-V/DVD-A/SACD player (might just have to pick up some SACD and some more DVD-A discs soon). There is also the option of Oppo universal players (www.oppo.com I think) I know I plan to get one of their players eventualy, possibly the Blu-ray player that also plays DVD-A & SACD discs. A good source to look fo other Blu-ray players that play SACD and/or DVD-Audio discs is to goto <www.blu-ray.com> and goto the "players" page, once there you can do a search for Blu-ray players based on your criteria. I do know that some of the uplevel Sony players play SACD discs, and that Denon also has a universal player coming out soon (as someone else posted the link, go there too).

Hope that helps :~)
Eric Busch
a.k.a. "the Bass Mechanic"

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 3:03:39 PM PST
Nidan Jutsu says:
QUOTE<<I feel your pain. I was also grossly disappointed when I tried to insert VHS tapes in my Blu-Ray player. Why the hell doesn't the Blu-Ray player play VHS tapes!!!???>>

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 4:06:46 PM PST
Galley says:
Both Denon and Oppo will soon have "universal" players on the market that support BD, DVD, DVD-Audio and SACD.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 7:35:00 PM PST
Wizard says:
Thanks A Lot !! Your Help Is Greatly Appreciated :-)
Have GReat Holidays !!
Peace And Harmony,
Rock And Roll
[[[[ Wild Wizard ]]]]

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 7:37:05 PM PST
Wizard says:
So I Guess My Casettes And My MFSL UHQR's Or My MFSL 1/2 Speed Masters Won't Fit ?? :-(
Peace Man......
:-)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2008, 7:55:33 PM PST
Wizard says:
Thanks Very Much For The Info.....Was Just Reading About The SACD DSM Processing :-) On Then One More Media Type ...MVI Support, Or Is That Dead Before It Has Begun ?? Reference MVI Of RUSH Snakes And Arrows Disc...

Thank You In Advance !!
Happy Holidays To You And Yours
Peace And Harmony,
Rock And Roll,
[[[[ Wild Wizard ]]]]

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2009, 3:52:21 AM PST
You can't generalize saying "Blu-Ray supports DVD-A" or that it doesn't. Blu-Ray is a disc format and so is DVD-A (and SACD). It's entirely optional for a Blu-ray Disc player to support specific other formats. As mentioned above, there is one Panasonic BD player that's DVD-A compatible (I don't understand either why there aren't more) and there are a couple that are SACD-compatible: the Denon DVD-A1UD, the Oppo BDP-83 and now reportedly the ezGear BluCobra EZ3000. It's not just the first generation of PS3 that plays SACDs but the first two generations. For more details see the FAQ at http://www.ps3sacd.com/
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