Sony BDPS-480 SACD playback question
I recently bought a Sony BDPS-480 and a Sony KDL 46NX720 television, which sits in a SU-B461S speaker stand. I chose to get the BDPS player mainly because I have a few hybrid SACD discs, of which I had only previously been able to play the CD layer, and I was curious to hear the SACD sound.
That said, I wanted to play it through the speaker stand, thus via the TV. I've been told that the benefits of SACD are questionable and, more relevantly, that they only show up in surround sound. There is a simulated surround function on my TV - which I haven't tried out except when trying to solve the problem I'm working up to: the player reads the SACD - you can see that because the time counter display shows on the TV, track titles are shown etc - but I can't get any sound out of it at all. (If I switch the setting to select the CD layer it plays fine.) I've tried every permutation of settings I can come up with on the TV, to no avail.
I'm assuming the problem is in the TV/speaker-stand setup, most probably the TV itself, since both BDPS and speaker stand function fine with all the other formats I've tried, viz CD, DVD, blu-ray. (There may be a fault in my logic here of course.)
Anyway, one salesperson has told me that SACD will not play at all except when it is integrated in a surround system. Apart from the fact that the other sales staff signally failed to tell me this before I'd forked out the money, nothing else I read about the format on the net has mentioned this.
So: does anyone know if it's true; or preferably, that it isn't true and what I can do get my SACDs audible?
Thanks a lot!