I've been into numerous stores/AV shops in the last month or two and although they all know about hi-res m/c music, not one had a proper setup to listen to. They all had this model or that model to look at, but none of them were hooked up! The little kiosks at CC are laughable and at Fry's, there were three sales people trying to figure out why they're DVD-A demo disc would not play in a Sony SACD player. "It must be working. There's a picture on the screen but why is there no sound?" Because there wasn't a digital or Coax cable connected for DD/DTS playback. Only the 6 ch cables. Un-believable. The AV shops were no better including the mid-level Good Guys and Magnolia HiFi. Nothing to actually listen to. If these places had a room setup to compare hi-res m/c to stereo maybe more people would hear what they have been missing and jump on the band wagon. With the total lack of support these formats are given by all aspects involved, software-hardware-retail, I'm surprised things aren't worse than they are. Anyway, thanks for listening and IS there anyplace that has a good auditioning room? Anywhere?