Hey guys thanks for the information. I should have been more clear- I want to use the coaxial RCA output (spdif or whatever), but I am having a hard time setting it up so that my receiver gets the 5.1 instead of regular stereo input/output. I am aware that i should just make it send the raw stream, and the receiver would decode it into whatever it needs to be, but that makes it really annoying, as I have to switch my sound output from my regular soundcard/pc speakers, into the spdif output for when i want to use my 5.1surr/TV setup. Is there a way to make them both output by default at the same time? i.e. i get the best of both worlds, and all i have to do is switch on my receiver and turn off my pc speakers? thanks!!!