Philips announces a new DVD/SACD player, the DVP9000S. Capable of delivering HD (720p and 1080i) picture quality via its HDMI input, the player also incorporates Faroudja DCDi processing for edge detail. Further picture quality is provided by Philips’ Digital Crystal Clear system. Support is provided for SACD and stereo CD playback and the advanced bass management system lets you fine tune low-frequency performance. CD Upsampling converts the sound to DSD for better clarity. Compatible with a wide variety of formats (DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, MP3 CD and Picture CD), the DVP9000S will be on sale in April for around £400.