This is more of a "affirm my assumption" than a question but here it goes. I have my PC conected to my pre/pro via a toslink cable. The PC I built myself, and I will admit I am a bit more knowledgeable about PC's than HT stuff. The digital output seems to work ok for the most part, all 2 channel sources play fine, and I got the PC to pass Dolby Digital through. It took a little work but I got it, originally it tried decoding that itself but for obvious reasons I didn't want that. The "issuse" I am having is getting any of my games to work in 5.1 or any kind of "surround sound". From what I have researched so far it appears that for games all the decoding is done by the software, and thus the only way to get any kind of surround sound is to use analog outputs from the soundcard. Is this true? Are there perhaps some sound cards that would upconvert or reprocess the signal from the game and be able to pass it on to the receiver to be decoded as DD or something similar? I have tried a few newer games (Half-Life 2, Doom 3, Far Cry) and all have had the same results. As a point of reference I am using the on-board sound on my Asus A8V Deluxe motherboard which does have 7.1 outputs.