Clare Newsome:I think some perspective is needed here....
The perspective is the price - £27! I guess you have to allow for the fact that it's a new format and a limited release in the costing, but I can't help thinking you don't need a blu-ray disc for hi-res audio, it could all fit onto a DVD5 in most cases and then hopefully be cheaper.
The surround mix in DTS-HD is good, as in other reviews I've read on the disc, I can see what they mean when it's said that you feel as if you're sitting in the studio listening to the band play, just missing a bit of bass grunt for me, but that could be the 370. It's not been a match for my Oppo, but it wasn't meant to be, please hurry up Marantz.
The code I got for the FLAC 24/48 download doesn't work! I'm waiting for that to be rectified, but I expect the FLAC file to sound better than the disc. I guess that says it all really from my point of view, I prefer the sound of hi-res music from my PC/DAC than from a disc, I just use the disc's for 5.1 playback. I've spent the weekend ripping the 2ch PCM 24bit/48kHz albums from my Depeche Mode Collectors Edition CD/DVD's. Using DVD Audio Extractor the resulting file is converted direct to FLAC and the playback through the PC/DAC is far superior to the disc.