11-03-2004, 11:48 AM
I am looking at replacing my DVD player with a newer model that plays the super audio CD's.
My dealer tells me that the only way to benefit from the super audio DVD player is to upgrade my surround system. I currently have a Sony HT system (HTDDW760)
11-03-2004, 12:34 PM
<center><img src="http://akamaipix.crutchfield.com/products/2004/158/x158std897b-b.jpeg"></center><p>or I would go with Denon.
You need a receiver that has the multichannel inputs - see photo here.
I suspect you are in the UK (I think the sony model you have was unique there.)
Look through the Crutchfield link and find a receiver you want for the UK$$$$$(pounds) you can afford. You can view the specs to see if it has the ability to accept the signals from a SACD or DVD- Audio player.
Oh and that reminds me - you might want to consider a univeral player (Sony does not make one) that will play SACD and DVD Audio also. Most titles will be on one or the other - not both.<ul><li><a href="http://www.crutchfield.com/S-54ggtIQk0rs/cgi-bin/ProdGroup.asp?g=10420">Crutchfield link</a></li></ul>
11-04-2004, 08:23 AM
The HT System I have is a current Sony model sold in Canada.(5.1 DTS etc )
The player that I am looking at is a Sony DVD/CD c/w SACD and it is a new model (DVPNS775V).
Will they work okay together or will I need, as you and the sales rep suggest, a different receiver.
11-04-2004, 09:13 AM
only if you want to be able to listen to SACD.
Also - the inputs (and outputs) are pretty limited on this model. Upgrading would probably be a good thing.<ul><li><a href="http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ZuwSkmKs7rA/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=37600&id=features_and_specs&i=158HT DW760">Spec</a></li></ul>
11-04-2004, 10:42 AM
Thanks Reggie. Would a Sony STRDE597 give me enough inputs and let me enjoy SACD? Thanks again.
11-04-2004, 11:12 AM
<center><img src="http://akamaipix.crutchfield.com/products/2004/158/x158std597b-b.jpeg"></center><p>It has optical inputs (looks like 2) but one is for video 2 and the other for a CD player. The DVD player only has a digital coaxial input. You would have to use that rather than optical (some people think coaxial is better anyway.)
But is does not have any S-video inputs. You can not use it to switch your video signal to the TV.
A lot would depend on what equipment you have currently hooked to the receiver - and what you plan to add in the future. If you want to discuss further you can email me (click on my name)
11-04-2004, 09:27 PM
Replace your main speakers first. That is your weakest link at the moment by a mile. Depending on you budget, get a better sub too. SACD can sound great but through your HTIB you wouln't notice. I'm sorry but the quality of your gear (speakers being the worst) you won't hear the SACD's ability to play up to 100kHz, nor the added timber accuracy and resolution. I suggest buying good USED equiptment to save cash. www.craigslist.org for local deals and www.audiogon.com for mid to hi-end gear.