Originally Posted by frenchglen
SACD is all about hi-res sound, so the only purpose I'd see is taking it to a friend's house and playing an SACD disc in their surround system - not really what portable is supposed to mean, and I think it'd be a bit embarrassing for Sony to market such a device.
And hi-res sound can come in 2 channel stereo as well. Being a 2 channel stereo guy, that's the way I like my SACD.
Btw, a prototype portable SACD player, looking much like a portable CD player, was shown by Sony but was never marketed.
Personally, I would never take my SACD outside of the house. Heck, I don't even take my CD out of the house. It's all CD-R for me outside.