Do we need to settle on one format, or should there be many?

Stereophile's picture
WIth DVD-Audio on the horizon, the standards wars have led to a dizzying number of new format variations. Not only do we have different data-rate proposals, we're not even sure how many channels we need. Which do you prefer: a universal audio standard, or a niche-market approach?
Do we need to settle on one format, or should there be many?
One standard
74% (164 votes)
Just a couple
20% (45 votes)
Wide variety
6% (13 votes)
Total votes: 222
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