I say it’s a good idea, one of the features that made me sway more towards SACD is the fact it is backwards compatible, where as DVD-A to this point was not. Good move. As for the complaints, sure players and material are expensive. It’s a gradual roll out. It’s a process you can follow with CD players in the begining of their lives, look at player prices now. And DVD’s? I bought my first DVD player for $800 and that was mid-range at the time. Now you could buy an equivalent for $100. Digital TV’s are going through the process as we speak. started at over $10,000, I bought mine for $2,000. Once the intial technology becomes more common place you’ll find systems with built in support (as a recent DVD player I’m looking at buying shows, coming with DVD-A support). I’ll gladly buy a few DVD-A discs for it, as they aren’t incredibly expensive and I think in general the sound is most impressive. Saying it’s a con to have to pay more for a disc is like complaining that a DVD is more than a VHS tape. As for the selection of titles, I recall after buying my DVD player there were roughly 200 movies to choose from. Either it was a new release that wasn’t terribly popular or some film that you’ve never heard of. It’s the case with SACD as well, they aren’t trying to convert the average user at this point. They’re trying to find stability to move the product into everyone’s household… then you’ll find the NSync DVD-A’s you appearently crave. And finally, the copies will come, copy protection hasn’t kept DVD’s from the net… but either way what does it matter. As you said no one can play the discs in the first place… so a copy would benefit you how. The stereo equivalent is already copied on the net, and making copies of a format no one has at this points is completely idiotic. As you said, the selection as of now is limited and many folks can’t play the discs at this point… so copying them today would serve what purpose? Give it time, the formats will eventual come, whether you will it or not. The choice is up to the content provider, and if they want you on copy-protected and more expensive discs… that’s what your content will be on.