In looking at the specs on various DVD players, I noticed that some will pass a 96KHz/24bit stream through the digital outputs, some will downsample to 48KHz if the disc is "protected", and some will not pass any 96/24 digital signal. Is this a result of some anti-copying protection scheme? My understanding of Dolby 5.1 and DTS audio tracks is that both are created using a 48Khz sampling rate. Does anyone know of any DVDs that contain a 96/24 audio stream? I'm wondering how big of deal this lack of capability really is. I'm not sure but it seems to me that most of lower/mid-priced receivers are not capable of accepting a 96/24 stream anyway. Thanks for the help. I'm new to all this and so far have learned quite a bit from this forum.