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Old 04-09-2009   #12
The Seventh Taylor
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Default Re: Has anyone used a PlayStation 3 as a SACD player ? Real Question...

Originally Posted by kingofgrills View Post
The best route is to use either 2 channel analog out, which sounds great, or HDMI for multichannel 5.1 SACD tracks. Your other alternative is to use the digital optical connection and it will transfer 2 channel SACD tracks at a sampling rate of 176.4kHz.
Sorry for joining in the debate rather late but I must correct this: While PS3 can convert SACD's DSD signal to 176.4 kHz 24-bit PCM, it will not output that via optical, only via HDMI. The best quality it will deliver via optical is 44.1 kHz 16-bit PCM stereo. In practice Tos-link can support 88.2 kHz but PS3 doesn't do that on this poutput.

Originally Posted by TheMoose View Post
The 80G will support SACD, the 40G will not.
Originally Posted by TheMoose View Post
Yes the 80G you can buy today will play SACD multichannel over HDMI.
Be aware that since 2008 there are two 80GB models. The 2007 model is SACD-compatible (like the 20GB and 60GB before it), the 2008 model isn't (the same goes for the 160GB model).

Best check the details in the PS3 SACD FAQ.
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