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Old 09-06-00, 04:31 PM
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Anyone own one of those fancy new DVD-Audio
players? Tecnics player costs "only" 800 bucks. I'm kinda tempted to buy one(no,I'm not a rich scumbag),but I have a feeling in,say,five years,the price would go down to
300 bucks.
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Old 09-06-00, 05:06 PM
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The price will be below $400 in less than 18 months... Look towards Sony and the SACD for an example. The SCD1 (1st consume SACD player) was $5K when it debuted. Sony recently announced a combo player (SACD and Progressive DVD) for under $1500, less than one year after SACD came to the US market. If you can wait till Nov. of 2001 when OEMs will have second generation players on the market, better D/A converters, and much lower prices...

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Old 09-07-00, 01:33 PM
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Think about it another way. Whether it's DVD-Audio or SACD, how much software is really out there right now for you to get and play on your player?
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Old 09-07-00, 03:28 PM
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Good point...

As I recall:

SACD: <15 titles out
DVD-A: 0 (aside from a demo that comes with the player)

DVD-Audio had some problems with the current watermarking scheme that produced audible artifacts at 96Khz and 192Khz. Essentially it was back to the drawing board and don't expect a range of titles until the first of the year at the earliest.


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