Check out this email from a rep for Bjork's label, concerning the lack of hi-res tracks on her new DualDisc boxset: Post #13 That totally sucks, but was not unexpected. The lack of proper bass management - or any bass management at all - during the first @5 years of existance for both formats & near-total lack of distance compensation systems definitely didn't help.* And while dvd-audio discs have either Dolby Digital and/or DTS or stereo PCM which meant they can be played on regular dvd players, this important feature was hardly ever emphasized so I'm sure most people looked at these discs & then quickly put them back down, thinking they needed new gear to play them. As far as the six analog cable issue (for copy protection ) it didn't bother me because my 3 pairs of interconnects cost me all of $45. I.e. I'm an audio knuckledragger and am not into the cables-make-a-difference school of thought. But I know some people are & this presented a stumbling block to format adoption. Oh well - as long as they release surround in some kind of format, preferably DTS, I'll be happy.....though I definitely would be happiER with a lossless format. But now I own a $330 dvd-audio player (Pioneer DV-656A) that has little chance of being fed new hi-res surround discs. And the music labels can forget about me buying into a Blu-Ray/HD-DVD music format, not after this dvd-a/sacd fiasco. * for audio dinosaurs like myself who don't mind using "large" speakers (i.e. ones with 6.5" or larger woofers) this wasn't a problem. But the distance compensation issue affects everyone. IMO you don't absolutely HAVE to have it, but when you do imaging - instrument & vocal placement - definitely improves.