I was all set to get a Cambridge Audio Azur 640D sometime next year as my next upgrade. It plays CDs, DVDs, DVD-A discs, and MP3s (I think). However, after reading about SACD and DVD-A and dual discs, and high-definition DVDs coming out, I think I'm more confused than before....lol. I now think that I would like to have a universal player that plays both DVD-A and SACD. This way I could compare the two and I would also have access to a wider range of music.
Upon reaching this conclusion, I began to think that perhaps a $100 universal player would be the next step, so that I could play with the format for a year before plunking down some real money. However, then I remember how easy-to-please my ear is. Since I'm very far from a critical listener, wouldn't something like Yamaha's DVD-S1500 suit my needs just fine? Yeah, I'm sure the CA 640D would sound better, and I'd rather have it; but mainly because it say CA on it and I could say, "I have a CA player."
Looking at this practically, does someone think that the Yamaha DVD-S1500 would be a bad move for me? Other suggestions in this same range? Should I re-think my position and take a different route?
Also, I've heard that Cambridge Audio is coming out with a universal player next year....if that's true....and it's not too expensive...I think that's what I'd like.