In my search for a new DVD player, I’ve run in to the problem of trying to pick between a SACD playing DVD player or a DVD-Audio playing one. Do these formats really sound that much better than standard CDs? I can’t imagine that most surround channels even make sense with most music. Where is a person sitting when listening to 5.1 or 6.1 music? If I go to a concert, it isn’t like I’m standing between the singers, drummers, bass players, etc. All the music is coming from the stage. Anyone care to comment on how this works? All discs I see on these formats seem to be remastered versions of old CDs that I don’t even want.
Also, do any SACD or DVD-Audio players actually support digital output so that I can use the DACs on my receiver? All the ones I’ve seen have 6 analog outputs.