I just talked with a Marantz rep in N.J. Marantz will no longer support DSD because "the new industry standard" mandates that players internally convert DSD signals into a LPCM output (such as the original PS3). This probably won't fly with purist. Purist (like myself) are not too impressed by the HDMI revolution anyway!
I have audio dropouts with bitsteaming the newer CODEC's. When I use older technology and analog in/outs or 75ohm/optical digital outs---no problems. Frankly, even though I've spent a fortune, I'm ready to can all of my HDMI connections and return to last decades technologies. At least they work without audio dropouts, popping sounds and handshake issues. Seeing DTS-HD MASTER on the information window is meaningless if the sound reproduction is intermittent. And yes; I've tried internal decoding and output via HDMI, too. Not much better! The HDMI may be required to pass 1080P to a display, but the audio transmissions of hi-rez CODEC's are a joke. No wonder high-end companies have blown off this technology. It works sometimes???? Trying to sell a 30K+ pre-pro that has audio droputs???? No, sir!
Edit: In all fairness, I have never had issues with SACD playback via HDMI. It's the movies on some of my BD's, hi-rez video games and SAT TV. That equates to 75% of my activities in front of the TV. Not good!