Friends, I seems we have had some very good discussions on the viability of both high resolution formats in recent weeks. I think it is now pointless to argue about whether either format will succeed. I think more value will be added in discussing musical content and reporting events, positive or negative, that impact either format. We seem to agree on the following: 1) Hybrids are critical for SACD success. 2) DVDA appeal is geared toward existing DVD players and the emergence of surround sound (existing 5.1 setups, etc.). Early title selection is particularly strong in pop/rock titles. 3) SACD appeal is geared toward the high end community, jazz and classical music fans, and those with an existing CD player. 4) Neither format support group is winning any marketing awards, and there are numerous reports that each format is largely unknown by vast amounts of retail salestaff. 5) Title selection is getting better in both formats. 6) Hardware prices are getting lower in both formats. 7) There are some very enthusiastic fans of each format. 8) Most agree that high resolution formats offer superior, if not vastly superior, sound quality to existing redbook. I would like to know if you agree with these statements and if you think it would be healthier to focus on the music now. I don't want to restrict any one's freedom to discuss anything of course, just suggesting that in many areas we have reached a conclusion to disagree. I am trying to think what would be more valuable for the forum and it seems getting the basic information out about each format, good and bad, has been done in some detail, but lots remain to be done in, say, offering music reviews. Does this make sense? Do you agree or disagree?