After reading your article, "Mainstream Multichannel", in issue 182, I began to feel that at last a true breakthrough in audio high fidelity is being delivered (perhaps ironically) via the video camp. Yet, you stated in the sidebar that, so far, the music industry has shown no interest in pursuing the use of this technology to distribute audio content. I and maybe other readers would be interested in understanding why not. I suppose these types of decisions are driven ultimately by economic/profitability factors, but I would appreciate hearing from a few of those decision-makers why they would chose to ignore such a potentially huge improvement in the quality of their product. Do they assume consumers wouldn't care or wouldn't perceive the value? Or, could it be that delivery of these formats via the internet is presently problematic? I'd like to understand this better because this consumer will be disappointed if the music industry remains disinterested.
On a separate note, is it too early to hear from the vinyl camp on how the Dolby True HD or DTS-HD Master Audio formats subjectively fare against the best of their analogue experiences?
Thanks for a very interesting article.