HDCD question.....

I have a cheap Samsung player that does SACD, DVD-A and all that...my Rotel says it is HDCD ready. In the Samsung manual makes no mention of HDCD, so as long as the Rotel can Process it will I be able to fully enjoy the HDCD format? Or do both player and processor need to be HDCD, the Samsung does all other current format so maybe it does HDCD, but any help would be appreciated, thanks again
Elizabeth is exaclty correct. It is in the D/A unit. The transport does not matter.
I don't have too many HDCDs, but the ones I do have sound considerably better with greatly expanded soundstage.
S7horton: You are exactly wrong. The ARC transport would not pass an HDCD signal. It's possible that some other transports will not, either. Call Leonard at ARC if you don't believe me.
I used several transports with both the Adcom GDA-700 dac and a PS Audio dac, both of which never failed to detect HDCD on properly encoded CDs. My current player also processes HDCD. For your situation Chadnliz, if you run the Rotel as a stand alone player you will have no problem processsing HDCD encoded discs.
I have compared several HDCD discs against non-encoded CDs with same program and have always perceived a positive difference wjth HDCD.