Not sure I understand the question. Did you mean "not because they have NOT got a method......"? Which is why I'm intrigued by the marketing of the realtek chip. I suppose the 889 could be marketed as something that will accept full bit rate high def audio with the caveat of "when a secure pipeline is agreed on/developed by all parties concerned" although I doubt they'd ever do that. I'd be very interested in a more detailed response from cyberlink than those in the avsforum thread linked above especially regarding the behaviour of the software with AACS vs non AACS protected high def audio. Not sure I understand why bandwidth is an issue given that 8 channels of 24/192 audio have been supported since HDMI 1.0. I'm guessing it has something to do with the following quote but if you could explain it a bit more it'd be much appreciated Some standalone players are capable of decoding the high def compressed soundtracks internally to PCM and then sending that over HDMI in all it's glory as described in the 2nd post of this thread. I have read the same thing in many other places as well.