Hi All, Thought, I had share this with the forum members , a relpy I got from BBC: " The BBC, in common with other European digital broadcasters, has no plans at present to support any Digital Surround Sound system. The Digital multi-channel sound system is very hungry of the 'bandwidth' available and it was decided not to include it when the European specifications for digital TV were being drawn up. However, the stereo sound system chosen for Digital broadcasts (called MPEG-2) is capable of supporting the phase-encoded surround sound systems (e.g. Dolby ProLogic) in the same way that NICAM does on analogue TV. In the UK, only pre-recorded media, such as DVD, have sufficient bandwidth to accommodate full multi-channel Digital Surround Sound. We hope this information is of assistance. Thank you and best wishes " What a Shame!! Perhaps we should have fewer channels , but "quality"???