No watermarking of homemade DVD-A's
You can get a good SACD player from Sony for about 200~500 bucks. Most of the lower priced stuff has the same quality chipsets but lesser power supplys and transports. Nowdays, Sonys offereings have regular DVD and SACD in the same machine. Look around, they are out there for your knowledge.
My First SACD player was the Sony SACD-1 @5000 US Then I opted for the 777 which retailed for 3500 but oade brothers had it for 1500. A 50 lb beast of a machine. The the SCD-CE775 Sony SACD player became available for 179 at best buy. It retailed for 350 but they could not sell any of them since they had a total of 9 SACD's in stock. I grabbed that one and unloaded the SACD-1 as it was a good sale. Then the Panasonic DVD-F65 and DVD-F85 became available for great prices. The F-65 floor model for 60 dollars and the new F-85 for 140. Then the hoopla about the Toshiba 3950 grabbed my intrest, and I picked up 2 of them, for redbook (DVD Players) and they sound better on redbook than the Sonys. They upsample using 24/192K
The Panasonic F-65 and F-85 blow away the Sonys on redbook and do flawless DVD's (pro scan_ and DVD-A's and stream the digital out as well at 24/192K...and they upsample the redbooks with their re-remaster features to highest redbook playback possible, not even different from the hard drive IMHO.
So...the gambit on all this changes so fast that 6 months ago, it was not as it is now for the recording studio or the consumer. DVD-A decks for cars are being devloped by the dosens for CES 2005 to be shown.
Me thinks...SACD novelty will be exceeded by DVD-A because of its "mainstreamability"