I've been turning this one over in my head for a week now waiting for this board to be back up. I don't know from Direct to Disk, HDD, DVD-A, or Sony HDCD, or other new formats. My favorite format for music is the original masters on 180g vinyl, virgin vinyl, or regular vinyl; reel-to-reel then casette tape; OMR gold cd, then OMR aluminum cd; then cd. Interestingly the most convenient formats seem to have the worst fidelity. Comments or difference of opinion?