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    Default SACDs - Does my PS3 play them?

    I have a PS3 I bought in 2008 and it's one of the larger ones. Is this one of the models that plays SACDs? If you need more info how do I check for it?

    Oh and if it does, what's a good SACD to purchase if my interests are rock/pop?
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    If you look at the front of the unit, there should be the SACD emblem to verify if it does. Only the early ones had them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    If you look at the front of the unit, there should be the SACD emblem to verify if it does. Only the early ones had them.
    Uggh I should have stayed up a little longer last night because now I have to wait till I get home to see if my PS3 has a SACD emblem on it. If I had to guess I would say no it doesn't
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    There are other ways to tell, but I don't remember all of them. If you have 4 USB ports, I believe it also has SACD capabilities. Google it and I'm sure you can narrow it down.

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    HDD

    60GB or 20GB, yes.
    80GB some of the early ones do, the later don't.
    All other HDD sizes don't, IIRC.

    2008 was pretty late unless you were buying off of someone's really old stock. I believe they took SACD out some time in October/November 2007.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheddar View Post
    HDD

    60GB or 20GB, yes.
    80GB some of the early ones do, the later don't.
    All other HDD sizes don't, IIRC.

    2008 was pretty late unless you were buying off of someone's really old stock. I believe they took SACD out some time in October/November 2007.
    I must have bought one of the lamest PS3s made because I bought the 40GB version. I'm thinking about buying an older broken one and making it into a working one using my PS3. Wonder if all I need is the Blu-Ray Drive?
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    I would say you need the codec/chipsets more than the drive itself. But you might find an old PS3 that doesn't read discs anymore and you could probably swap the drives if you're technical.

    Otherwise I'd either look to sell yours and pick up another off CL or a pawnshop, or just pick up a CD or DVD player that plays SACD. Could be had for less than a hundred bucks pretty easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glowrdr View Post
    I would say you need the codec/chipsets more than the drive itself. But you might find an old PS3 that doesn't read discs anymore and you could probably swap the drives if you're technical.

    Otherwise I'd either look to sell yours and pick up another off CL or a pawnshop, or just pick up a CD or DVD player that plays SACD. Could be had for less than a hundred bucks pretty easily.
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    Also, if you have the original box, it would have the SACD emblem on that too. I have one of the first gen. 80's and mine supports SACD playback, although I have never tried it. As stated above, the 20's, 60's and first gen. 80's do, the rest don't.

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    I've tried the ps3 as an SACD player and it works great. Although I preferred the blu-ray lossless surround track included in the same album.

    Fixing up a broken console seems like an awful lot of trouble to go through when you can just go out and get a dedicated SACD player instead. You also might want to try out some of the lossless blu-ray concert disks out there to see if you can appreciate any improvement in high resolution audio with your gear. I'd say try blu-ray audio only disks, but they skew towards classical, not rock/pop.

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    Thanks for the link

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