Originally posted by Tom Grooms
SACD 2.0 is a new specification, not a new format. ,Do you actually believe Sony/Phillips would put out a new format and abandon all the current SACD players on the market?
Common sense would say no. Being that "products" with this specification have been indicated to be available on the market in 1 to 2yrs would seem to say that there is a difference in this spec, among them, being image transfer and more robust CP. These "products" will probably play legacy SACD material but not the other way around.
Being that SACD 2.0 has approved HDMI and Denon Link 3 as transport methods, and that current Denon Link CDPs are Denon Link 2 and SACD 1.3 has still not been approved for any method of transport other than IEEE1394 would seem
to indicate that there must be a hardware requirement difference in the two specs with regards to the transmitting unit(CDP). Otherwise, since to upgrade current Denon CDPs to Denon Link 3 only requires a FW load, why wasn't Denon Link 3 added as a transport method for SACD 1.3?
Looking at the bigger picture, since this SACD 2.0 is not going to be a factor for another 1-2yrs, I wouldn't worry about it with regards to current players, meaning Denon Link 2 will probably never be upgraded to transport SACD.
My guess is that SACD 2.0 might possibly be a transport spec for future HD-DVD and BRD players.
If you like the 3910, buy it, and playback SACD like every Denon owner has who doesn't have a IEEE1394 enabled rec/pre-pro, through the analog outputs.