Only some Sony 2011 Blu-ray players offer Super Audio CD (SACD) support. - High-Def Digest Forums
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:24 PM
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Default Only some Sony 2011 Blu-ray players offer Super Audio CD (SACD) support.

Only some Sony 2011 Blu-ray players offer Super Audio CD (SACD) support. Many websites including Amazon list the Sony BDP-S185 as offering the Super Audio CD feature but the instruction manual clearly shows the BDP-S185 Blu-ray player cannot handle a DSD output or play dedicated SACD’s. Even on the official Sony website the specs for the Sony BDP-S185 under the “Audio Features” section says “SA-CD:”. It should say “SA-CD: No” but it is confusing when it lists “SA-CD:”. All other Sony 2010 and 2011 Blu-ray players that offer SACD will say “SA-CD:Yes” in the specs on the official Sony website.

The Sony BDP-S185 is the only 2011 Sony standalone Blu-ray player that dropped SACD support. This was a cost cutting decision to make a very low cost Blu-ray player that would sell at retail stores for well under $100. Most consumers do not use SACD media but it is disappointing that the SACD feature was dropped from Sony’s entry level Blu-ray player. Consumers will need to wait and see if the new 2012 Sony Blu-ray player product line still support SACD media. Hopefully some 2012 models will still support SACD's.

For more details on this issue with the Sony BDP-S185 and SACD click the following link started by Josh

All 2010 and 2011 Sony Blu-ray players that offer the 3-D feature will also play SACD over HDMI with DSD support.
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