This thread is along the lines of are single-layer SACD's stille the bane of Sony's effort, or How I Learned To Love The Bomb And Buy Hybrid SA-CD's Elsewhere? Are the single-layers a cause (amongst others) of the stand-stille in their Sack-Dee welease schedule? Sony is a big, stupid, plodding corporation that and in my experience, the right hand frequently is clueless of the left, and vice-versa. So, are the beancounters slowing up releases because they're not profitable, don't sell, high inventory cost, ect.? It's a theory that fits the facts, seemingly? I think Sony is so dope for leaving all these single-layers on shelves, mostly collecting dust. Sony single-layer Suck-Dees must be one of the slowest selling items possible in a software section...? Universal has "sinned" a few times with S-L's too but they seemed to have learned their lesson, mostly...? When I'm on the lonely, loneliest, aisle at Busted Buy, the hi-rez aisle, of course, in my lonely spaciousness, I consider the Sony discs as in the way. Granted, there a few of 'em so good, myself I already got'em, that they're worth buying for some new to the format. Sony only has about a half dozen hybrids that live on the loneliest aisle. Bobby Z. got out of the ghetto and lives in the 'D' section that's so close, yet so far away! Conclusion: Sony should cease and desist with the S-L's. They should, pick one or more of your favourite answers from this list: Liquidate them at bargain prices, recall them, splatter paint on them a'la Pollack, give them to the homeless, give them to Somalia as a token of good/bad-will, use them for Sony Officer's annual skeet-shoot, other__________. If ordinary people accidentally buy a S-L it will get returned because of, "hell no, it don't play". It gives the foremat and the Sony brand a black eye. Experienced hi-rez'er's don't want the bleeders unless it's an especially appealing, to them, title. Universal, mostly, does much better as have most other participating labels. It's ironic that Sony is at or near the bottom of SA-CD labels by my estimation. Is it smart for Sony to leave the, "we don't need no stinkin", single-layers sitting on the loneliest aisle? I say, resoundingly, no...not smart biz.