Im such a newbie. Just bought the Sony STRDE897/S receiver and am attemping to connect this thing myself. It is a 7.1 but am attempting to connect it as 5.1 as I aleady have the speakers in place. Cant seem to get any sound from anything. (Only have the hdtv and the dvd player connected) I noticed there are four stereo speaker outputs that i am not using. (only using the surround sound outputs) My question is, if im watching something that is not surround encoded will i get sound out of any of these speakers? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.