Seems like my big hangup is the lack of a digital output from most manufacturer's cheapo receiver in their free DSS packages. I'm wondering how big a deal is this, how much of Directv or Dish network's programming is broadcast in Dolby Digital?? is it worth it to get a receiver with a DD output? I notice a bunch of Dish Network players have built-in AC-3 and no digital output??!?! What's up with that? They also don't list a 5-channel analog output either. Jay ------------------ HUGBEES! My Equipment List Rider in the 2001 Alaska AIDS Vaccine Ride Wanna help?