Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Spanish Fork, Utah USA
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I've been running a Sony DVP-NS999ES as my transport for DVD, CD, and SACD for a number of years now. No complaints until last night. I use it mostly for DVD and CD with the occasional SACD (I have only a couple of dozen). I've always liked the sound quality.
This past weekend we moved to a new home which, of course, necessitated taking down my AV system and re-connecting at the new place. As I hooked up the Sony DVP-NS999ES, I ran it through a full test of capabilities and discovered something most interesting.
When playing a CD or DVD it works great. When playing an SACD with no CD track (that is, a non-hybrid disc), it playes the SACD as it should. However, when I place a hybrid SACD into the drive, the player does not recognize it as being an SACD at all; the CD layer plays fine but I am unable to select the SACD layer(s). No manner of configuration that I have tried will "activate" the SACD. The SACD indicator on the front pannel will not light up; as far as I can tell, the 999ES treats the disc as a standard CD.
This was not the case previously; the SACD audio on hybrid discs played by default without issue. A while back, I spent many, many hours listening to my SACD collection (only a few of which are not hybrids), though that has fallen off as of late. At the previous home, it'd been quite some time since I played an SACD of any type so I can't catagorically say that the problem has occured only since the move.
Any ideas? Is there a setting that I've somehow forgotten about; am I just being a bonehead on the configuration? Would dust shaken up during the move cause this?
Thanks for your help,