Good point about confusion
I agree with you on the confusion front as it took 9 cables to hook up a DVD-Audio or SACD player which was a joke. The player was 10x more expensive than a mainstream machine and was a total pain to hook up, needed $2,000 (min) of extra gear and there were basically no meaningful titles to lure people in.
Now with Blu-ray picking up steam and HDMI passing uncompressed audio AND video on one cable - would you consider looking at buying albums again on BR if they were high res, with cool video goodies and easy to play back in stereo OR surround in high res?
Jerry Del Colliano