With movie studios now offering us HD formats and lossless audio to try and get us to repurchase many of our current titles. Will the music industry that just a few years back did little to promote high resolution music. Will they reintorduce high resolution music and start offering a larger number of top titles? Since CD sales are still in a major slump and record companies seem to be clueless on how to revitalize sales. Maybe the record industry is or should concider reintroducing high resolution music. DVD-A and SACD may have been ahead of there time and maybe the general public 4 years ago where not ready for it. But the record companies did not do much to make people want to run out and purchase the hardware ether. Personally I feel that the record companies had no intention of giving us close to master audio quality in our own home. I feel that the industry was scared that it would be pirated and they would loose control of there property. There is also another reason why CD sales are in a slump. People are tired of paying top dollar for CD's that only have one or two good songs on them. There are also a small number of consumers that just don't pay for music and act like music should be this free comodity. Most poeple IMHO don't mind paying for music, they just don't like getting a bad product. I see there being two solutions to this problem, 1). Record companies putting out a better product, meaning albums with more good songs. 2). Record companies releasing the popular titles that people want to buy on a high resolution format. Its kinda like the line from the movie Field Of Dreams: "If you build it they will come". I know that one of the reasons I stoped buying DVD-A's and SACD's was there where not enough great titles available. The record companies will have to do something and do it soon. They have not been good about embrasing new technologies and maybe its time they started. Its time they looked to replace the CD as it is very imparent that something needs to be done. The compact disc was a great invention that allowed us to take music with us no mater where we where. It was more durable than tape and sounded great. The compact disc has been around for aproximantly 20 years. And with sales slumping maybe part of the answer is to do what the movie studios have done. Embrase new technology and rerelease there current titles and upcoming titles on a new high definition platform. Maybe its time for the record industry to learn something from the movie studios. I am sure that there are alot of us that would go out and buy high resolution versions of titles like The Beatles - Abbey Road, Led Zeppelin - Zeppelin 4, Nirvana - Nevermind, Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones, Who's Next - The Who, Pink Floyd - The Wall, Appetite For Distructions - Guns & Roses and Born In The USA just to name a few. These new high resolution titles should have both stereo and 5.1 mixes available on the same disc. Those who want to listen to the best stereo mix available will not be forced to listen to a surround format. Those who find they like what the surround format brings to music will have a great reason to buy the new high resolution lossless 5.1 formats. I personally do not like buying CD's for two differnet reasons. The first is that alot of the newer titles have only a few good songs on them. That is not to say that there are not some good bands out there making some great music. And the other reason is after listening to what DVD-A and SACD do for music and the cost of building a movie library. I dont have the money to just buy CD's like they are going out of stlye like I use to. The record industry need to give us a better reason and more bang for our dollar. If they are to get us back in the stores and spending money on music again.