Question on sacd players

i hope this does not sound stupid lol

i have a onkyo 905 but all my hdmis are in use if i where to get a sacd player can i run it with the optical ?? for 5.1
thanxs Jeff
Sorry, in a word, no. Not for the DSD layers of SACD discs anyway. If your SACD player also does DVD then you can use an optical connection for the DTS and Dolby Digital soundtracks. What you can do,if your receiver or pre/pro has multi-channel analogue inputs, and your SACD player has multi-channel analogue outputs, then you can connect them this way and get 5.1 from SACD. You will need three pairs of interconnects to accomplish this.
thanxs for the response that solves that :)