Ok, here is the products I am using. DVD Player - Panasonic DVD-S52 TV - Hitatchi 55VF820 Receiver - Harmon/Kardon AVR 520 The problem that I am encountering, is when I run HDmi out from the DVD player into the TV, then optical out from the TV to the receiver, the receiver will not recognize the audio as digital, therefor it only plays 2 channels. Now if I run a Optical directly from the DVD player to the Receiver there is no problems. I also have Digital Cable with HD, and the receiver see's the digital signal from that, it uses the same Optical out on the TV as the DVD player would. DVD to TV via HDmi Dig Cable to TV via HDmi TV to Receiver via Optical cable There is only 1 optical out on the TV, and the receiver see's the digital signal from the cable, but not when I watch dvd's.... what is the problem? All settings on everything are to digital no PCM. Thanks in advance!