Good god. I've been using this motherboard (MSI KT4 Ultra) with built-in S/PDIF output for about two weeks now for two channel operation. Works like a charm. I put in a DVD... suddenly the world collapses around me-- it doesnt work. Well, let me restate-- it doesnt work PROPERLY... the sound is "choppy" and has notable static. I can't even get it to work with MSI's INCLUDED DVD software (which is crap, I might add). Power DVD won't do the trick either... I don't think this is a software issue... I'm just missing something... does anyone have any ideas? It's not the cable because I tested it earlier today with my standalone dvd player. I desperately want this to work so that I dont have to install my dreaded Audigy. Any help would be greatly appriciated.