24 bit / 96Khz Audio (music not video) Optical Output

Right now the apple tv outputs 16 bit audio. I understand 24-bit would be a problem when streaming to accomodate for transfer speeds.

But there must be a way to output 24 bit from audio on the units hard drive.

If this can be resolved, Audiophiles out there will start using the apple TV as a music server.

I am already using it as one, and the audio is great but can be better.

Any input would be appreciated.