Originally Posted by pbarach
What are you going to compare DL to?
Have thought about ordering an OPPO 93 or 95 for a 2nd room and to A/B. All I have now are various players from "my past". I have a Denon DVD-758 (aka DVD-1940) that will do hi-res DVD-A Mch and 2ch over HDMI. It SACD/DSD implementation is limited to MCh analog out...no HDMI. Have used it's coax dig out too at times.
No DL on this Denon model.
I have a Marantz UD-5005 (similar to Denon DBP-1611) that will do SACD as DSD bitstream or 88.2 kHz PCM. My new Denon DBP-A100(4010) does neither...DSD is output as 44.1/16 PCM over HDMI so DL3 or Mch analog are the best options here, with DL3 being IMO the superior.Using a Denon AVR-4310 and 4311, although I will be sending the 4310 to NJ soon (I think). Intermittent HD radio issue on my 4310 from day one...no NIC failure yet....
So to answer your original question (sorry) it would be my older Denon or the UD-5005...unless I decide to try to sell them and get an OPPO
. I've had buyer's remorse over the Marantz, wish now I'd gone the OPPO 93 and/or DBP-A100/4010 route in the first place. No remorse with the new Denon/DL player...hope it stays that way.It did come w/5 yr warranty so that will help.
BTW thanks again to all who posted setup info and help for DL on this thread and other threads.
EDIT: just tried switching between AUTO (DL4), HDMI and EXT IN on 4311's input mode option and can compare all 3 on the fly from the DBP-A100.Wasn't sure I'd be able to do this quickly w/DL in the equation...so I'm able to compare DL4, reg HDMI without DL4's jitter reduction, and Mch analog out. Will try this with DL3 later...
EDIT: well with DL3 can only compare analog, digital coax and DL3 "on the fly", no audio output from HDMI out in this configuration. I'm thinking that's because DL4 is a clock thing w/ HDMI still used for the bitstream audio and DL3 carries it all with no involvement from HDMI...no simultaneous audio bitstream (using RBCD PCM to test) from HDMI and DL3 out.