But if the multichannel recording is a disaster and the stereo mix doesn't sound good, then what's the point? You can toss in all of the bells and whistles and "attractive features" you'd like, but all I care about is the SQ. If that's not there then I'm not interested. I'll pick up the CD version instead. Furthermore, the MVI disc isn't playable in any non-DVD player...car, 2-channel system, office hi-fi, portable CD player, boombox, etc. I don't know how ripping and burning is governed within the format, but right away I'd steer clear. Sure DVD-A has the same limitations, but you knew what you were getting, and many DVD-A's were/are packaged with standard CDs. Hybrid SACD does it all in one disc.
At any rate, they're trying to sell a catch-all format that appeals to a crowd that's looking for something else in a disc...I'm just disappointed to see bands like Rush and Fagen and the Lips jump on the bandwagon.