So, my 1st generation ps3 died a while back leaving me with no SACD playback for my system (listed below). I find the new ps3 slim to be very sub-par as far as regular cd playback goes and have been on the hunt for a new player. On my quest I have found a standing deal on a Marantz UD5005 universal player (blu ray, dvd-a, EVERYTHING).
Here's where the questions start. Has anyone used this player? Do you guys think that along with an audio step up on cd playback would it also be a better blu ray player than a ps3?
Also, when talking with the saleswoman at the audio shop of choice, she mentioned that she would use a digital audio cable instead of regular interconnects (i'd likely go MIT like the rest of my system) What do you guys think on this as my DAC would either be the player itself or the marantz 7002 receiver I use. Better sound from the digital or from regular interconnects?