Repost here, but a bit of a conundrum:
I love my DVD-3910, it has served me well, but IEEE-1394 and DL3 doesn't do much for the newest components, so...
What's the best bet for an upgrade for a DVD-3910? After 12-or-so-years of great service, upgrades keep obsoleting the audio functions I need it for.
When I had a Pioneer Elite flagship, I got great Multichannel DSD, MLP streamed right into the processor via Firewire / I394. But good luck finding s 4k Proc with that.
When I replaced that with a super high-end flagship, Denon Link III did the same thing, trouble free, all processing in the receiver with great processing and DACs.
Now that I've moved to a 4K/60hz ingest/processing chain, are there any reasonably-priced DVD or Blue-Ray playerd that successfully output real, non-downsampled DVD-Audio and 2/5-ch SACD DSD to the newest Denons 7200XWA (so, HDMI transport and/or Denon Link 4). I am less concerned with video processing than reliable, digital full Hi-Rez transport from player to Receiver, I have noted it can be hard to pinpoint players that downscale or pass DSD off as hi-res PCM.
I'm open to suggestions, including both new and used gear, hopefully reasonably-priced, and far less than the 1.5K for the 3910.
I've done a few searches already, with more questions than answers, and thanks in advance to any help you can provide.
P.S. For those who asked, I have several archived DVD-3910 firmware releases, PM me for any specific requests, Thanks in advance.