Originally Posted by Dennis1951
You should probably ask Chris about i-link on the LC90. This page http://www.avland.co.uk/pioneer/sclx90/sclx90.htm
has too many ? marks on it. The only thing for sure is that it has 1 ethernet outlet, the rest are blank or have a ? mark.
If you clicked on the link and looked at the pic (hint: click on the pic to get a larger version) there is a i.Link logo on the front panel. I assumed it is i.Link for audio.
Next year is fine for me. I can wait and in the mean time save up for it
Hope it will make it to the States/Canada as an Elite (or do they now have a line above Elite? TAD? Or is that just for their high-end speakers). Or I can go with the Denon 5808CI Mk II
although it can only handle multi channels PCM via the HDMI 1.1 link... it did have everything else that I wanted for now and sound quality is not bad.
Originally Posted by ss9001
But for all practical purposes nearly abandoning SACD/DVD-A support is stupid.
Well... HDMI 1.3 (actually from 1.2a and onwards) devices can pass-through DSD via their HDMI link. If there were a player that can output DSD via HDMI and the decoder/receiver can decode it in its native form may be it will make the missing of the i.Link audio an non-issue. However, there is no player that is available now that will output DSD via HDMI (PS3 and Oppo convert DSD to LPCM before sending it out). There is no player that has been announced that can do it... in fact, most HD video players announced or available dropped these two high-def audio formats (except for the Panasonics Blu-ray that plays DVD-A).
No connection option for my existing gears and no new player with the high-def audio formats. No go for me