Julio, thanks for the info. My player is a Sony DVP-NS500V. There is a very basic menu selection, but no matter what I tried to change or adjust, I couldn't get it to decode the signal (i.e. the SACD indicator LED would not light). If this player is outdated to the point of not being able to read the Lotus signal and is due for replacement, I'm glad to do so but I'd like to be sure my Sony can't handle the decoding before I move on to another player. I'd also be interested in knowing what brands and models people are using to properly utilize the SACD signal. I'm fairly certain the problem doesn't lye in my receiver, it's a Yamaha HTR-5890 capable of 7.1 surround. Again, thank you for the info and anyone that can help clear this up for me.