Denon has released its latest Universal Disc Player, the DVD-200, with an Australian RRP of $1,299. Naturally it supports both DVD Audio and SACD in addition to the more common disc formats. It also does bass management for both of these formats, channel levels, and speaker time alignment for DVD Audio. But not for SACD. Can SACD surround survive this continuing omission? I have yet to see a player that provides this.
The major omission in the video front is the lack of DVI. I won’t be upgrading to any DVD player without DVI.