So how do you like SACD?
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"Doug Sax says he'd rather listen to HD formats available on Blu-Ray than to vinyl.
I'll go with Blu-Ray."
The problem with this logic (at least to folks on semi-limited budgets) is that each subsequent HD format requires a new player with (cross your fingers!) backwards compatibility for the media one purchased previously. Right now I only know of a very select few Blu-ray players that do SACD as well. Though I would be interested in finding out about others.
Meanwhile, for vinyl lovers, we can just keep buying records as they are released (and at the moment more vinyl is being released than SACD+DVD-A+Blu-ray+High Res PCM downloads).
The one downer for vinyl lovers? IF they are classical lovers too... SACD trumps all else (except for RBCD) in the classical genre. It is the only reason I keep an SACD player around (and after picking up a few Blu-ray-based releases, I see a future there too).
If I didn't care for classical I wouldn't need to look at another HD format again.