Originally Posted by enormus
Nope. AFAIK, the only Blu-ray player capable of playing SACD is the PS3. No other HDM players are cable of playback of either SACD or DVD A. If you need a SACD/DVD A player, recommend you look at the Oppos. There is no HDM Oppo at this time, though. I sure wish they were working on one, they indicate not via e-mail.
Keep in mind the 40GB PS3 does not have SACD playback, at least from my understanding.
I really have many doubts we'll ever see a truely universal player. I thought maybe Oppo someday but the way things look for HD DVD in the long term future I can't imagine they would invest. Other potentials were Pioneer Elite but being on their 3rd gen Blu-Ray units already with no SACD or DVD-A support (4th gen announced with no support either). Denon with a pair of expensive Blu-Ray players will not have SACD or DVD-A either. Onkyo with an HD DVD entry that's an expensive XA2 clone with a cheaper remote could have offered SACD & DVD-A but decided not too. I can't blame these companies as DVD-A and SACD are 99% dead formats, but it sucks as I have some SACDs and DVD-As I truely love so I have 3 players in my system now.