I always thought that MLP would be the better format, but the user experience is horrid. With an SACD, most are hybrid and backwards compatible with CD players, I just drop it in and it will play as either multichannel or surround. Contrast that with the MLP DVD-Audio I bought last week PCM and Dolby Digital on one side, MLP and a two channel audio on the other. However, the only way to access the MLP track is to have your MDLP player connected to a screen so that you can navigate through the menu and select the audio of choice. The problem is that I have my player connected to my amplifier via 5 analogue cables without a video connection. I could only workout what was wrong by connecting a screen! The upshot is that if you want to listen to MLP you must have a screen in your listening room, with SACD this problem does not arise! i have no intention of buying anymore DVD-Audio discs as a result and will only buy SACD's. Arcam like Meridian and TAG do not support this format despite the fact that SACD's are far easier to buy, use and there seems to be more material published for the format. Will this situation change?