Before I pitch a 42" plasma TV into the street, any help with the following would be greatly appreciated. I have a Sony STR-DE597 receiver. I just bought a Phillips DVP5140 DVD player. It replaced a DVP-540 which was connected to the receiver via optical. It worked great. But the 5140 oly has coaxial digital output (I really hate this crap). So I bought a digital coaxial cable. Actually, I have 3 and I've tried them all. Here's the procedure: - I connected the coaxial cable from the "Digital Out" jack on the DVD player to the "DVD Coaxial IN" jack on my receiver. - In the DVD player menus, I have a setting for digital audio. Either Off, All or PCM Only. It's currently on All, I tried PCM also. - On the front of my receiver there's an "Input Mode" button. It rotates between Coaxial, Analog and Auto. It's set to Coaxial. If I set it to Auto it jumps to Analog. I get no sound. Nothing at all. I've tried 3 different cables and every combination of settings on both units. Analog works fine but it's not the same thing of course. Are all 3 cables bad? Is the DVD player's digital output bad? Is the receiver's input bad? Where do I begin without spending endless dollars replacing components? Should I buy a converter to go from coax to optical and is that the problem? Any advice? I'm pretty sure I understand the technology but 2+2=5. Thanks!!!