Well it looks as though BMG will back DVD-A, leaving SACD in the cold. Can anyone tell me, does DVD-A need the TV to be on in order to work? If so, I believe this will be it's failing. It will effectively prevent it being included in low end mini systems etc. and unless one of the formats gets widespread takeup, they will fail. I'm a fan of SACD myself but don't really care which one wins. I do believe we need a high res format though. SACD to me sounds as fresh and open as vinyl, something CD cannot achieve without very expensive gear IMO. I really hope one lasts and I hope it's SACD but as I say, I'm not really that bothered.