Yes, personally even I would sell my current blu ray player & go for a universal player like the Oppo instead of a standalone SACD player.
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
at the moment i'd sell the mrs!!
PanasonicTX-P46GT30B..Yamaha RX-A1010...Music Fidelity M3i...OPPO105EU...KEFR100/R200C/3001SE/HTB2SE...SkyHD2TB...QED Copper Speaker Cable /HDMI/Analogue...PS3...IPAD2
Also considering the Oppo95, both for CDs (analogue out) and BDs (HDMI to TV, analogue to stereo-amp). Music is by far most important, though (say music/movies = 95/5).
Now, I was told (didn't get to checking myself yet) that universal players are noisier than dedicated CDPs, and load slower. Would you consider that relevant disadvantages of the Oppo?
I've never owned or demoed a standalone CDP (except at sound & vision shows) so cannot comment on comparison. I didn't find the Oppo 95 noisy at all, nor did I find it slow. It's best to demo it yourself & see what you think.
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