I saw a blurb in Home Theater Magazine and found this article http://www.sonicnet.com/news/story.jhtml?id=1444425 about Mickey Hart remixing American Beauty and other albums for "multichannel DVD audio". I was wondering if anybody knows the specifics on this, as in which format are they using. Since it doesn't say "DVD-Audio" its hard to be certain what they mean. I've got to say that I'm both excited (perhaps elated is more appropriate) and a bit apprehinsive about this. American Beauty is my favorite album. Ripple and a few of the other songs on there are my favorites by the Dead. I'm excited that they'll be released in a better format than 16/44 PCM (assuming its not DD or DTS), but I'm curious how the multi-channel mix will work out. Granted it will finally get me motivated to get out the SPL meter and fine tune my system. Unfortunately this may push up my plans to buy a DVD-Audio or SACD player. I had intended to wait for a bit to see how things shake out, plus I just purchased a Malata to handle region free and everything else my 1st Gen. Sony can't do. But for me these Grateful Dead releases are worth purchasing everything I need to enjoy it. Even if I end up with the losing format, it'll be worth it to have the Dead in high quality.