Yeah, despite the higher quality of SACD and DVD-A normal CDs remained the standard. The same thing will probably happen to HD DVD and Blu-Ray
Originally Posted by Taperwood /forum/post/0
In a word, No, IMO. As mentioned, it all boiled down to DRM. The required hoops to jump through in order to properly play SACD and DVD-A were just too many. They were dead formats before they ever got started.
Originally Posted by aintnosin /forum/post/0
If HDMI had been available when DVD-A/SACD were starting, they might have had a better chance, but I think it was the fact taht you couldn't rip them to a computer and transfer them to a portable player that doomed the Hi-Def audio formats.