I've been trying to justify purchasing a Bluray player - ideally, I'd like a 'universal' player which would also recognize SACD but these don't exist (except for certain versions of Sony's PS3, whose fan is too noisy for audiophiles). This is incredibly frustrating...SACD has struggled over the years but continues to persist and has even gained a bit of momentum recently - I fear that excluding this format recognition on new Bluray players will threaten extinction for SACD.
My question - why aren't any of the Bluray manufacturers making players that recognize SACD? "SACD is dead" doesn't cut it, since all universal DVD players still recognize it...and it's hard to believe that manufacturers just don't want to pay royalty fees to Sony - since Sony Blurays don't even recognize SACD discs. Any technical insight...and is there any hope of this changing?? I've read on some forums that Denon Bluray v.2 will recognize it, but I haven't read a word of this on their website.