I just received my HK avr 230. I hooked it up, got it set up and was quite pleased. That is until I popped in SW ep 2. The receiver is supposed to recognize EX encoded material however, when the movie started, the panel displayed "EX-OFF". Everything I tried I could not get the EX to go on. So over to the movies: Would not recognize EX: Toy Story 2 Monsters Inc. Star Wars ep I & II The Exorcist (version you've never seen) Would recognize EX: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Finding Nemo Butterfly Effect Directors cut Equipment used: Toshiba 40h80 Monitor Toshiba SD3750 DVD Harmon Kardon avr 230 DVD is hooked up via component and Optical cables. Now this seems very strange to me. I would have thought that either it works or it doesn't. The rear surround (6th channel) is being used but the receiver still says EX-OFF. Has anyone else had this problem? Do I have a defective receiver? DVD player? Or could it be the optical cable? any help would be greatly appreciated.