Hi all. Recently bought/setup a new 5.1 system. Enjoying 5.1 surround sound from DVD's and very nice stereo/ProLogicII/Neo6 sound from CD's/records. I have always valued high quality sound from CD's and records, although I have never considered myself a hardcore "audiophile" with vacuum tube amps, separates, etc,etc. Now I am curious about DVD-A and SA-CD. I have read the relevant questions from the Beginners' Prime and FAQ from this excellent site, and I have read some threads in the Music section about some of the software issues. I still have some questions about bass mangement which I hope you people can clarify for me. 1) It is my understanding that because of concern regarding piracy, current DVD-A and SA-CD players do not have a digital output. To hear uncompressed multichannel sound, one must use the 5.1 analog outputs from the player and connect them to the receiver's 5.1 analog inputs. I have also read many times that there are problems with the bass management in this type of setup, as one cannot use receiver's bass management circuits. However, is it not true that many DVD-A and SA-CD players DO PERFORM SOME BASS MANAGEMENT in that one can still specify whether you have "large" or "small" speakers within the player's setup menu? If that is true, why are there still concerns regarding bass management with current DVD-A and SA-CD players? 2) My receiver is the Sony STR-DA1000ES. It has one set of 5.1 analog inputs for use with DVD-A or SA-CD. I am able to adjust the "level" on the subwoofer input, implying that I can boost the volume of the channel connected to the subwoofer. Is this a correct interpretation? and does this relate at all to the bass management issues when connecting a DVD-A or SA-CD player?