SACD Transfers

28 Feb

I’m sure your all aware of our fellow blogger ‘SACD2DVD-A’s’ blog devoted to making available PS3 transfers of SACDs on DVD-A/V.

A few weeks ago, Owen Smith sent out some information regarding some news that it has been found that a very small number of Blu-Ray/SACD players can be made to digitally export the information on SACD’s exactly as is done with the PS3 process.

Although this information was of great interest, the price of these players is normally well of my reach nowadays, plus as i already have a Denon player, spending such a sum on a machine that would only get very occasional use was not viable, and not just on the issue of not having the funds.

But, through sheer luck, i saw an advert for one of the units (Pioneer BDP-170) going for a ridiculously low price. After contacting the seller i was really surprised to find that it was still available, so after breaking into the blog’s piggy bank, i paid for it and awaited the delivery.

It arrived in A1 mint condition, seems he’d bought it, used it a couple of times then replaced it with an OPPO.

Anyway, to get to the point of this posting, i have a small selection of 5.1 SACD’s that i will be made available on DVD-A/V via SACD2DVDA’s blog at irregular intervals.

The first has just been released……


15 Responses to “SACD Transfers”

  1. Charly April 29, 2017 at 15:45 #

    I’m really intrigued about that line “a very small number of Blu-Ray/SACD players can be made to digitally export the information on SACD’s exactly as is done with the PS3 process.” … Can you explain that further please? I’ve been looking for such solution for ages! 😀

    • oxforddickie April 29, 2017 at 20:34 #

      I’m having to work off memory here but the two Pioneer machines found to be capable of ripping SACD’s are the BDP-160 & 170. I picked up a BDP-170 for a very reasonable price and it works well.

      • Charly April 29, 2017 at 21:37 #

        Thanks I’ll investigate more, I used to have a BDP that was only optical out but can’t remember the model. How would that rip work? You connect the output to the computer and just record? That’s the part I’m missing.

      • Charly April 29, 2017 at 21:42 #

        I think I found some information to start! I have an Oppo 93 wish that one would work!

      • Owen Smith April 30, 2017 at 12:19 #

        You do it over ethernet, connect the blu ray player to your home network and then capture on a PC over your network.

    • Owen Smith April 29, 2017 at 21:43 #

      It was me that put OD onto this and the original article is:

      • Charly April 30, 2017 at 17:13 #

        Thanks a lot Owen! Yeah it was a great excitement at the beginning but getting a compatible player might seem as costly and difficult (or more) than getting the right PS3.. I’d love a BDP103 but this BDP93 I have cost a lot already so I’ll be using it for years. Maybe someone will be able to figure a way to rip with BDP93 too. Here’s Hoping!

        • oxforddickie April 30, 2017 at 17:18 #

          Unfortunately it depends on having a certain communications IC in the machine, which few seem to have. Ironically the Pioneer models that are so equiped are not high-end models, so could be picked up for a song, i’ll not tell you how much i paid for mine, it was criminal LOL

          • Charly April 30, 2017 at 18:03 #

            Yeah that was my assumption.. The key is the network/telnet capabilities. I can’t find the BDP 160/170 here but I’ll keep looking! I bet you got it for cheap. And I love that – Good for you! The BDP I had, darn I can’t remember the model, but anyway I sold it, so better not to think about it LOL

  2. Charly April 29, 2017 at 15:38 #

    Getting one of those PS3 with sacd ripping abilities has proved very hard for me.. I have an Oppo and two Pioneer that play SACD ISO (578 and 588). I recommend them both. They work like a charm and can be usually obtained for the cheap in the used market.

  3. Bruce Greenberg April 5, 2017 at 19:12 #

    I bought a used PS3 that had old firmware so that I could rip the SACDs that a few of my friends had. Well worth the price to be able to digitize all of them.

  4. Highlander February 28, 2017 at 22:51 #

    Ah, some good news today. Nice find on the Pioneer! 🙂

  5. jaypfunk February 28, 2017 at 17:35 #

    Nice. I will be checking it out. Thanks OD

  6. zaphod2359 February 28, 2017 at 13:51 #

    This is great news,congrats on the good deal!

  7. TheTarkus10 February 28, 2017 at 12:20 #

    When my old player gave up the ghost, I bought a new one not even thinking about the SACD factor – and sure enough, it doesn’t play them. Like you were saying, to buy a player just for the discs I have is not feasible.

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