:4 Talk about waste of time and money! What’s the point? SACD/CD hybrids are supposedly playable on both regular Cd players and “Super Audio CD” players. As long as that is the case, they can probably be casually copied and ripped – how could they not? And the installed base of cd players is so huge that they will not have the chance to try and gradually ween people off the compact disc format… The minute they switch from CD/SACD hybrids to SACD-only, will be the minute most people will start massivelly purchasing bootlegged CD versions of their “SACD-only” crap! If they think current piracy is bad, they’re in for a surprise! This is probably going to the dustbins of history along with betamax, as well as circuit city divx, dataplay discs and other crappy formats that inconvenience users in order to appease the greedy “entertainment” corporations. The latter are pushing the boundaries of accepted behaviour here, and contributing to what may become one of the most spectacular consumer backlashes of the decade for themselves… And, on retrospect, that may be a good thing, too. The more that people get to know the true face of the music/film industries’ corporate greed , the easier our struggle against DMCA and in favour of fair use rights becomes! Come on, Sony and Universal! Please stop publishing for our expensive car, home, and computer cd players, and don’t bother with hybrid format shenanigans either. We’d like nothing more than the chance to bury you alive – Once And For All!!