Personally I think it might be cool. After all it's their answer to HDA's Dolby Digital Live card. Oh, for those who dunno what that is, its Creative's DTS Live encoder. With it you can send your DVD-A data or purchaised mp3's to the digital out on the encoder, and then decode it in DTS. However for 24-bit DVD-A's it seems of a waste since regular DTS isnt 96/24 therefore you will lose quality. People say it will come out in september...I wanna see some reviews of it compared to the HDA's DD Live. Good thing this is an external device, so it won't use any of your CPU.