I just got back from CES, and the news is buzzing and it is official: Sony's SACD format is going head on with DVD-Audio, in that it will become a multichannel format in April 2001.
In April, Sony releases its first high end SACD Multichannel player, which I believe is a 5 disc changer. MSRP is going to be about $1799. However, a few months later, it will release another player with a MSRP of about $399.
Clearly, the war is waging. And, after having purchased a SACD player, the only credible criticism I've heard is that the format is two channel, not multichannel, like DVD-Audio.
Well . . . looks like we got ourselves a convoy. Or a real honest-to-goodness format war. I'm now betting against DVD-Audio.