Well it says new members can't reply to threads more than 60 days old. So I quoted you. That Dolby TrueHD encoder. I wonder if it's expensive because it's based on, and can also encode MLP lossless. What an expensive codec! For your purposes, do you use it? There's no way I would want it as I'm only a "prosumer" if anything. So I have not bothered (with the surcode one either).