Bill Hunt is reporting that the initial BRD titles are not going to be encoded with DD+/THD/dts-HD instead they will be encoded with "high resolution" 5.1 LPCM tracks. What does this mean? Either you need a HDMI receiver or a receiver with an analog 5.1 input. The more I hear about the initial BRD titles the less I am impressed. At least HD-DVD is using the newer video and audio codecs. Sony better get it together soon and get VC1/H.264/DD+/DD-THD/dts-HD working on their format soon. BRD may be capable of better raw hardware numbers, but better software efficiency can have just as much of a impact on the end results. HD-DVD is starting to look more attractive especially when you consider its current price point.