It's been some time since I've posted on this forum...the reading always interesting it not always accurate. One of the recent threads talked about the new "AIX Sampler Disc" that we've developed as a FREE premium with any purchase from our catalog. The disc greatly expands the amount of information and demonstration tracks over the previous sampler. It started out as a simple upgrade and began a 600 screen treatise on the format and the world of high-resolution, mutli-channel audio. As to the availability of 192 kHz/24-bit tracks on DVDs, this is the how it is handled. DVD-Audio can playback stereo recordings at 192 kHz/24-bits. The upper limit for 5.1 mixes is 96 kHz/24-bits encoded using MLP. As for the materials on our new Start Here disc, we recorded a half dozen new tracks using the Pacific Microsonics Model-2 convertor. When it came time to squeeze them on the DVD-Audio side of the disc space was limited...so we applied MLP to several of them and left the others as LPCM. The MLP algorithm is lossless so the there should be no difference...although it might an interesting comparison. You be the judge. I just thought that while I was creating this new DVD-Audio "textbook" disc, I should capture some new 192 kHz stuff. AIX intends to exploit 192 kHz/24-bit stereo as much as possible. Current plans call for 2-3 new productions per month. One final note. Any statement that claims that DVD-Audio format is somehow stalled or desparately behind the SACD camp should have access to the Sound Scan service. Just to give a couple of glimpses into the sales last December through a large retail chain, it seems that the two formats had roughly the same number of sales. SACD turned 62,921 to DVD-Audio's 57,418...and this includes the Stones Hybrid discs! At my own label, I am very happy to report that holiday sales have eclipsed my most aggressive forecasts. We are having severe growing pains and are pushed hard to get more copies replicated of Nitty Gritty Surround and The Latin Jazz Trio! The CES show in Las Vegas saw incredible sales...in fact, we ran out of several products. I'm convinced that great soundings records with multimedia, multiple mixes, video, interviews, and compatibility with all DVD players is a solid idea. Some of the new ones that we're completing even have multiple camera angle master classes by the performers. Imagine getting a guitar lesson with Laurence Juber. Just my two cents worth. Thanks to those who have supported our efforts...it's really starting to happen in a big way.