Maybe this was obvious to some of you out there, but for me, I just had a Homer Simpson moment. I have had my Pioneer Elite 45TX for a couple of weeks now and have been mainly playing with movies and music dvds. Last night I was just going to chill and listen to a DVD-A. I have a 7.1 channel set-up with di-poles as side surrounds and bookshelves in the back. The way I had hooked up my DVD-A player to the multi channel inputs had me listening to the di-pole side surrounds instead of the surround backs, which would be fine, I suppose, if you liked it that way. I wanted the surrounds to come out of the rear backs, so sure enough, when I actually looked at the manual (I don't have a wife now to tell me "I told you to read the manual", so feel free to chime in here), there are inputs right there with the other multi channel inputs for surround back. Of course I didn't even need the manual to tell me that. I could have logically deduced that myself when I was first hooking things up if I had just thought about it for a moment. I guess I was just anxious to get the thing up and running. So for those who haven't already discovered this, when you hook up a DVD-A or a SACD player to the multi channel inputs, you can choose to use your side surrounds or rear back surrounds just by plugging the analog cables into the corresponding inputs. DUH to me!