I finally noticed today (10 days after getting my new receiver) that I was not truly getting Dolby Digital output from my receiver. Any time I would try to set the DVD output to DD, it would only allow me to set PLII. I remembered having to change a setting in my DVD player setup menu in order to get digital sound at all, and I went back to that menu. After changing the setting from PCM to RAW, DD kicked in immediately. My question is this: what is the difference in the bitstream between PCM and RAW, and if there are other differences, what are they? I'm assuming the answer to this question will explain why PCM = no DD... if it doesn't, then could someone explain this also?