The record lables are frantically searching for the best media solution for sales. There's the standard CDs that we all know and love, Super Audio CDs, DVD-Audio, wma/aac/mp3s, as well as other various and sundry options.
My personal take on the format wars is that Super Audio CDs are going to fail; it requires specialized hardware to play. DVD-Audio has potential, given the pentration of DVD players into the home market. DVD also would allow for extra content (commentary tracks, sheet music/score embedded with the songs, etc.),
"From my perspective, we're heading into a DVD-based world. I think this is going to be the feature-rich medium," Jeff Skillen, vice president of the sound company DTS Entertainment, said at the music conference. "You don't see Super Audio CD-based movies. DVD players play compact discs."
DVD-Audio has video as well as interactive features. One album Skillen is behind includes software on the music disc that lets buyers remix the songs and e-mail them back to the artist.