I don't know. But, I will not buy into these new formats until they offer digital out. I (at the sake of being relentless) believe the development of digital upsampling,cross-overs,amplifiers and especially room correction to be the most significant promise towards better sound. It should eventually allow for cheaper and better manufacturing development and production. Hopefully the cost savings could be passed down to the consumer.The same consumer who now has the opportunity to deal with the most common problems(room influence and keeping current music libraries viable) in an easy and afforadable manner. It might permit decent sound where it otherwise could not. Consider the idea of a digital flag that could shape the sound of your room to the origial hall, or if you prefer to some other contour. Personally I am not particularly interested in recording. But I am concerned that the lack of recording ability may interfere with the publics opportunity for creative expression as well as hindering future options (wouldn' it be great if we could just down load quality copies of our favorites in the sequence we would prefer, with out having to run to the store or wait for snail mail?( who needs the parasitic middle men).
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