This is my first post .... so please don't be too hard on me. I have searched the forum but can't find a post on this specific issue. I have owned a Denon 2910 for a couple of months or so and been very pleased with it. PQ off DVDs is great (to my Panasonic 28PS1) and music either via CD or DVD-Audio similarly good. Yesterday I played a SACD for the first time - a Christmas present for my wife, her faviourite piece of classical music. The disc doesn't play properly. The disc is a hybrid SACD containing a normal CD layer together with a separate SACD layer. This disc plays OK on all my ordinary CD players. If the 2910 is set to recognise only the CD layer it plays OK. If you set it to recognise the SACD Stereo track it plays this OK to start with, then after 2-3 mins starts to jump and skip. However, when set to recognise the multi channel SACD track you get nothing at all. It says there are no tracks available and doesn't play anything. One other point, when the disc is initially loaded, it takes about a minute for the player to recognise it - whichever track/layer you specify. DVDs and DVD-Audio discs load in a few seconds. Clearly my 2910 has a problem both recognising and playing the SACD layer. I may have a dodgy SACD - but this is my only disc and Boxing Day is not the best day to go out and buy another one. The player may be faultly - or I may need a firmware upgrade. I bought the player from a small independent hi-fi dealer, so getting the firmware updated if a new version is available won't be a problem. Therefore some questions others may be able to help me with until the shops open:- - has anyone seen this problem before, either with a 2910, any other Denon player, or any other make? - do others have problems with hybrid SACDs in general? - is it normal for a player to take nearly a minute to "load" a disc? - can anyone suggest something to try in the meantime? Thanks in anticipation of your replies.