Question about using DVD player

My Pioneer PD-75 CD needs service to realign the laser. While it's gone, I thought I'd play my redbook CDs on my Pioneer 340 DVD player. But I need your help.

Instruction manual says it plays CDs (and DVD-video but not DVD-Audio). Manual says the player is capable of outputting digital signals with a sampling frequency of 96kHz PROVIDED "you have made connections to a component capable of processing this signal rate". I will be running the DVD player to my Audible Illusions preamp. What do I need to add to my system, if anything, to achieve the higher sampling rate? Will the audio improvement be worth the expense of this additional component? If not, I'll just use in the 48kHz mode until my CD player is repaired.
You would need a DAC that upsamples to 96 via the digital output from your DVD player into its digital input. The jury is mixed on its reviews of upsampling and what it does but I would say it is mostly positive. If you want to invest in a DAC you might check the forum archives as many of various values have been talked about. I would wait for your CD player before going that way.
Thanks for the reply. I have an older Resolution Audio DAC but don't believe it upsamples. I'll have to pull out the manual and verify.
Rocky;I don't think your player outputs 24/96 from the digital coax. The 24/96 is for dvd's to a processor/not to a 2 ch dac for cds.
Hi Rockyboy,

If you're using the analog outputs from the DVD to your preamp, don't worry about it...the player will do all of the converting for you. If you hook it up digitally to the Resolultion Audio DAC (which I suggest you may sound better than the DACs in the Pioneer), then you should probably set the DVD's digital output to whatever the DAC will accept (16/44.1...16/48, etc).
How can you tell the laser requires realigning?
I´m having problems with my DVD and would like to know if this is the case with mine.
My CDs were skipping badly. Even after using my Parasound CD lens cleaner and cleaning the CDs. Someone on the forum suggested I try using a can of compressed air to blow off dust, etc. on the laser. I did and it seems to have worked. So give it a try. You can buy the cans at most office supply stores. My wife already had one handy that she uses to clean her PC keyboard.

Unfortunately in my case cleanin the lens and relubing the rails where the laser rides on didn´t fix the problem.
I´m getting high pitched notes that "follow" the music coming from the speakers.... so I'm not so lucky....