That title is a mouthful, but the full title would have been: "Questions as to the current status and future of high resolution/surround sound music formats" The coming of the two high def dvd formats have me wondering as to what will happen with the current surround formats. I am actually more concerned about sacd than I am about dvd-audio. So my questions are: 1) what is the current market status of these formats? Are they still being outsold by vinyl? The latest I heard, there were 3500 sacd titles out there, so I guess that's something. 2) Is there a future at all for high resolution music? 3) Will there be a support for sacds in the new hd players eventually? 4) Could these formats be replaced by a high resolution music download service or a blue laser based format making these totally incompatible and obsolete??? These questions have practical significance for me. I currently have a Sony 9100ES dvd/cd/sacd player for which I paid a nice chunk of change. When the new hd players come out, they will support both dvd and cd, and let's suppose that their playback ability for regular dvds and cds is adequate or better? That means that I am left with a conundrum of keeping an expensive dvd player just for sacds! Will it be worth it? That's a question I'll have to answer myself, but I would love to hear information or input on these issues. As a side note, I was looking for "Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone" CD or SACD. I was intrigued to find that they both have the same list price. I then shopped around for street prices, and found that on the whole, from regular internet stores, I could get a bigger discount on CD, then on SACD, but not much bigger, so with SACDs' backward compatibility, you would think that the advantage would be with SACD. But then when you factor in bmg club prices, you could get the same CD for something like $6 or so, which will make it less than half the SACD price. So is it worth to play more than double for SACD? Another side note: Music industry might wonder why the CD sales are going down. I looked for Star Trek First Contact CD by Jerry Goldsmith and found that in its street price, it costs more, far more than the new two-disk DVD of the same film which not only has the whole movie, but tons of extras. So, you think CDs are overpiced? Thank God for BMG club is all I have to say. Stan Any information on the above questions will be greatly appreciated.