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Finally: a PC that reads/records SACD from Sony!

http://www.mm-news.org/equipment/98-sony-vaio-js1-notebook-reads-and-records-sacd.html

But I'm not getting my hopes quite yet. There's got to be a caveat or two or thirty. Kal, what do you think?

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Re: Finally: a PC that reads/records SACD from Sony!

Interesting indeed. I just bought a FZ485U that comes with a BluRay read/write drive, the Sonic Mastering STudio, ability to upconvert and play DSD. There's no mention of recording SACD. I thought that one issue was control of the SACD writeable discs themselves. Where would I buy one to try recording??? I thought that they were only available for commercial purchase.

If this is true, then I'll be converting my LPs to SACD, perhaps after buying another Sony.

Dave

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Re: Finally: a PC that reads/records SACD from Sony!


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http://www.mm-news.org/equipment/98-sony-vaio-js1-notebook-reads-and-records-sacd.html

But I'm not getting my hopes quite yet. There's got to be a caveat or two or thirty. Kal, what do you think?

Not clear what it really does. It may be able to write a DVD with DSF files on it as I doubt Sony is now letting us all copy and write SACDs. There is a thread on AudioAsylum that discusses the relevant issues. Since I have just received an SCD-XA5400EX for review, it is of great interest to me, too.
AA thread

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Re: Finally: a PC that reads/records SACD from Sony!

Your link is not working....

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Your link is not working....

Fixed it. Thanks.

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Re: Finally: a PC that reads/records SACD from Sony!

Thanks but, alas, the link leads to a tech language I do not speak...computer.

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Re: Finally: a PC that reads/records SACD from Sony!


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http://www.mm-news.org/equipment/98-sony-vaio-js1-notebook-reads-and-records-sacd.html

But I'm not getting my hopes quite yet. There's got to be a caveat or two or thirty. Kal, what do you think?

This reply from my young stepson, computer tech, budding vinylista:

Lotta people were excited by this pc, but it turned out to be too good to be true. They can play Blu-Ray and dvds and rip SACD, though I'm not sure they even rip the hi-rez layer. You can upconvert your audio w/Sony's Soundstage software (which really blows as music software goes, imho) to SACD 5.1, but nobody makes a drive that can burn discs playable in an SACD player. I've read that Sony does not plan on making a pc drive that can do this, as they'd like to keep the format for pre-recorded music. Hopefully, they will lose their patent and some less stingy company will start making good stuff for the rest of us.

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Re: Finally: a PC that reads/records SACD from Sony!

That's a bummer, but not really surprising from Sony.

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This reply from my young stepson, computer tech, budding vinylista:

Lotta people were excited by this pc, but it turned out to be too good to be true. They can play Blu-Ray and dvds and rip SACD, though I'm not sure they even rip the hi-rez layer. You can upconvert your audio w/Sony's Soundstage software (which really blows as music software goes, imho) to SACD 5.1, but nobody makes a drive that can burn discs playable in an SACD player. I've read that Sony does not plan on making a pc drive that can do this, as they'd like to keep the format for pre-recorded music. Hopefully, they will lose their patent and some less stingy company will start making good stuff for the rest of us.

I kinda figured that but I believe that the discs will play on the SCD-XA5400ES.

Kal

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