Hi guys. This thread might be quite long winded and i have tried to find out answers for myself but as i have spent a lot of money i would like to actually enjoy my equipment now without footering about so thats where you come in! Anyway, a couple of months ago i purcahsed this - http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=122459&cks=SER It was largely at the time for sky and my xbox. However, with sky i use a tv link upstairs so i cant plug a scart into my digibox. The net result is for some reason sound only comes from the front speakers. More importantly though, does this support proper DD5.1 yeah? I really dont know too much about it! The decoder has a button for DD EX etc... When i play DD 5.1 with my xbox its good. I have the three front speakers and the two rears behind me. But when i upmix to DD EX, i get 6.1 sound yeah? So therefore one of my sides produces sound? But then its a bit odd having ONE side producing sound? Surely the side producing sound becomes a rear as well and needs repositioning? Now onto the pc. A week or so ago i decided to get the best out of my stuff i should get a proper 7.1 card and thus i bought an Audigy 2 zs. I connect it to my speakers using the green, black and orange connectors. Someone said i would get better sound if i connected through my decoder as i would then get digital sound or something? I tried connecting an optical from the decoder to the digital port at the back of the card but it didn't seem to work...Was it the wrong connector? My next question is getting actual 5.1 DD. Take the second series of 24 for example. It is supports DD 5.1. When i play it with windows media player it says Dolby Digital at the bottom but i dont know whether media player supports it properly and it certainly doesn't sound like proper 5.1 . I have tried Power DVD and intervideo as well (although media player uses intervideo for its sound does it not?) and they dont seem to give proper 5.1 DD either. Please help!!