The EMI "Extended Audio Disc" (it helps if you read German). Over at AA someone already bought one of these.. But this isn't the first time because there are other titles that also contain a 5.1 DTS and/or 5.1 Dolby Digital track and a linear 2.0 PCM track: * those "Superdisc" titles from Monster Cable; * deluxe edition of Depeche Mode's Playing The Angel album, a CD+DVD package (here in the States; Europe gets a hybrid sacd+DVD); * a chill-out/drum-n-bass title by LTJ Bukem on the DTS Entertainment label, another CD+DVD package (I own this one). They also sell a similar package for a Blasters live album. * Jean Michael Jarre's Aero compilation CD+DVD with a 96/24 stereo track. * a DJ/funky house music CD+DVD album by Bad Boy Bill, Behind The Decks (two reviews indicate a true discrete 5.1 mix) My theory on why these are being tried out: * the surround mixes can be played on any dvd player connected to a surround receiver; or any HTiB system. * no problems with bass management * on many people's systems, the DTS track (which IIRC uses only a 4:1 data compression ratio) can sound nearly like PCM. * no confusion for people that unknowingly own dvd-audio players (a very real scenario) & who don't have the analog outs hooked up: they will still obtain stereo or multichannel sound with no hassles. * they operate just like regular dvds. * except for probably those really cheapo non-licensed players, the 48/24 (those extra bits are significant!) or 96/24 stereo track can be accessed by any dvd-video player and is also (usually) available via its digital output too. Thoughts?