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denon has already announced its 2 blueray players that are due out later this year. Neither have support for sacd or dvd-a. very disappointing players from first specs. think there is a page on them in the denon owners forum.
The main reason I havent bought a stand alone HD player is that they dont play DVDA and SACD - my pioneer is on its way out and I need a replacement - it makes sense to me to get a player that will do HD and will also play my DVDA and SACD collection. Considering that it would cost £450 at least to buy two separate players I guess this is about my budget for a HD player that plays DVDA/SACD - guess I will have to hang on till one appears.
I think if any shortly forthcoming player was likely to do it, it would have been the Onkyo one, but there's been nothing about it in the confirmation. Perhaps Mark Cheffins might be able to confirm that this will not play either one of the hi-def audio only formats?
I would have thought that the chances of an HD-DVD player supporting SACD are sadly remote, as SACD has many ties to Sony.
Because of the nature of the 3rd party drives used with the new generation BD and HD DVD players (they are SATA usually, or sometimes ATAPI) there is no drive support for SACD. The PS3 is different because Sony has control of the OPU directly. If the next Pioneer is different then I am happy to stand corrected but currently I know of no SOCs for HD DVD or BD currently supporting anything other than SATA/ATAPI.
So if you want both SACD and DVD-A support (and DiVX etc) then you are going have to stay with SD DVD players for a long time as far as I can see. Luckily Arcam makes several of these