I currently bought a 6.1 Axiom Speaker setup. I'm waiting on a HK 525 reciever to come in. I have a simple, yet aging Sony DVD-player I'm planning on using but I would really like to upgrade to something that will play DVD-Audio as well. I'm just confused about the "bass management", among other things. Here is how I believe DVD-audio would work... 1- Is all DVD-audio multichannel, meaning 5.1? 2- I assume no decoder is needed in the Receiver since the DVD player sends out the signal in analog. Or can the receiver accept and decode digital, DVD-audio information? 3- Some players don't have bass management, like the Toshiba 4800. It is set to play assuming you have large front speakers, so it sends no info to the subwoofer. But if I'm right and all DVD-audio is 5.1, doesn't it have too have a seprate line for the sub? (On a small side note, I don't know why a MAJOR company could be ignorant enough to manufacture a DVD/DVD-Audio player that is permanantly set to play on "large" speakers, when they know that it will more likely be used in a hometheater system...most of which consist of small satellite speakers!!! Especialy in this price range!!! Maybe it their way of making us feel smart at their expense...ok, ok, that's my rant). 4- Last one...promise...I owned the Toshiba 4800 for about 2 weeks and had to return it becasue it stopped sending video signal. I usually am not one to exchange a defective item. Once I'm let down by a brand I lose a ton of confidence in them. So I'm looking for another DVD/DVD-Audio player (is there some acronym for this? if not can we make one up? Like maybe DIP, for "Digital Information Player"? You know something that can play all sorts of stuff like the 4800? Don't yall like the sound of that, "I bought an awesome DIP yesterday!" I mean this forum alone could help end the devastation that is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!!)...so i was saying I was looking for another DIP (see,it works huh?), but I can't find one in this price range...can you guys recomend one for around 250, or should I give Toshiba the benefit of the doubt? Also, is there one in the price range that does have bass management? Thanks for the help guys! It'll be much appreciated!! I promise anything I learn I'll pass on like you guys do...like a good A/V-jedi would!