Hey fellow musical fans (there must be SOME out there, right?), Has anyone wondered just what the fate of musicals are going to be on either Blu-Ray or HD-DVD? I was happy to see many of them on DVD have been presented in more accurate sound configurations (DD 4.0, for example) than previous video releases, but they are often so heavily compressed, de-noised, and filtered that al the life of the music and performance is drained. Not to mention the many musicals that have been remixed and ruined (GREASE, anyone?) My tests using PCM Stereo and even re-encoding DD 5.1 from AC-3 laserdiscs (I am working on HELLO, DOLLY! now and the process takes time but is well worth it considering my test of the title number still sounds LEAGUES above the sound on the released DVD) have yielded some incredible results, though the editing and conforming of tracks to match the sync on the released DVDs takes some knowhow and time. I hope these films get their definitive presentations on the hi-def disc formats, but what form will that be? Will all of the overtures, intermissions, entr'actes, and exit music cues be restored - or somehow available via seamless branching? Will we get uncompressed 5.1 PCM sound of the original mixes or altered remixes? Will the original 6-track soundtracks be altered to match the 5.1 setup that has become standard (I don't think 6.1 or 7.1 is really an option considering how these films were mixed and what elements may still exist for them)? I find all this remixing troubling because many of these films won Oscars for their sound originally, so remixing and altering them changes completely what may have been just perfect (+ hiss though) the first time around. What are everyone else's thoughts?