I wandered into my local Tower Records yesterday and saw a display with several DualDisc titles. I've had one eye on DD for a while but had only seen one other store with the display, and it didn't have any titles I was interested in. This one had a couple, so I was going to pick one up and put together a review. Then I started looking at them. The title that grabbed me was Audioslave, which seems like it would be a great hi-rez multichannel listening experience. I checked the details on the back and was disappointed to see that the only hi-rez product on the DVD side was the album tracks in PCM stereo. That was disappointing because I'm more a fan of multichannel, and wasn't willing to shell out $20 to buy the disc a second time just for the stereo tracks. Disappointing, but to each their own. I knew what the disc included and it wasn't my cup of tea. AS long as I was looking, I decided to check out some of the other titles to see what they offered. I was very frustrated. There was some discussion in a previous thread about standardization of the hi-rez product on DD's, and whether we'd be getting 24/48 or 96. It appears from the titles I looked at that not only is there no standardization as far as content, there is also no standardization as far as labeling. Each disc had its own labeling, almost none of which was helpful. Choices ranged from the Audioslave "PCM Stereo," to "Entire album in 5.1 surround sound" with no indication even of whether it was ARS or Dolby, to "advanced resolution sound," which could obviously be stereo or 5.1, at either 48 or 96, to no information at all. I finally decided it wasn't worth the cash to pick up a disc that I might bring home and discover was just stereo, or didn't even include hi-rez audio. The frequency issue has been a problem with standard DVD-A's, and it appears that for the moment at least, there is no move in the industry to resolve that with any kind of standardized labeling for DualDiscs. I read an article yesterday indicating that the big roll-out of DualDiscs will likely be postponed until early next year at least. If they do become a mass-market reality, let's hope for better labeling than the "catch as catch can" labels I saw yesterday.