Some of our hardware guys have made a really great improvement to the Raspberry Pi as we were expecting to launch it, and best of all, it's not going to cost us anything in parts.
You may remember that we were discussing the audio output from the 3.5mm jack earlier. I know some of you who have media centre-type applications were disappointed that the audio quality from that jack was only going to be equivalent to FM radio. Happily, our very, very smart hardware team has managed to push all the noise out into a frequency that can't be heard by humans (I believe it's also dog-proof), so the audio quality from that jack will now be CD-quality.
This means that you will be able to deal with two high-quality audio streams, one via HDMI and one through that jack. Thanks very much to the hardware team - I don't know precisely who came up with this particular hack, but I'm really, really chuffed you managed it.
Director of Communications, Raspberry Pi