|BTW- Santana's Abraxas is available in both formats as are many more
Slight edit of my own quote:
Santana's Abraxas is available in both SACD and "DTS" (which really should be included in this thread). Although DTS CD's are not equal in quality to DVD-A, they are quite clean and available in surround sound using the digital output of any modern DVD player that is DTS capable. DTS is better sounding than Dolby Digital, and if the original analog master was well done (like Don Henley's "The End of the Innocence"), then it sounds better than 16bit CD's. Except for the lack of surround sound, 24 bit CD recordings, played on 24 bit sources, give it a run for the money, IMHO.
The only thing that I do not like about DVD-A over SACD, is the inconsistency of playback options. Some start playing right away,
some need input from the TV, some play 5 different ways, some play three different ways. There are discs that you can change to 2 channel high res mode for headphones, using the audio button on the remote, while some make you change the properties in the player's set-up before starting the disc. But, I guess all of this occurs, beacause as markl stated, no one company owns DVD-Audio, and each company (Rhino, TelArc, Silverline), has their own vision of what DVD-Audio should be like.