Having just become the proud owner of a Pioneer DV-656A, I was looking forward to the delights of listening to DVD-A and SACD through my new system. Naively I had expected that I would connect the Pioneer to my TV with an RGB scart for picture, and to the Amp (Denon 3802) with a Digital Coax for sound and I would be away. However, reading through the manual this evening I see that to get DVD-A and SACD I need to connect to the amp through the 5.1 analogue outputs. Question 1 If I connect the anologue 5.1, will I still be outputting the Dolby Digital and DTS signals through the digital coax cable, or will it automatically be decoded onboard and sent as 5.1 analogue stream? I don't want this to happen as I am pretty sure the onboard DAC's in the Pioneer will not be as good as those in the 3802. Question 2 The manual intimates that I also need to connect the standard stero pair to the amp to ensure that all bases are covered. Is this really necessary or will sound from a conventional CD be translated into PCM and transmitted along the digital cable? Question 3 I suppose I am probably going to answer this myself, but what quality of cables are required to connect the analogue 5.1? Having already spent a small fortune on interconnects and cabling the last thing I need is to have to fork out another £80 for interconnects to link up the analogue 5.1 and stereo pair (4 pairs x approx £20). I also dread to think what the spaghetti is going to be like behind the amp with so many thick cables running back to the DVD player. I guess I should have learned the lesson by now that anything to do with Home Cinema that looked simple would work out to be twice as hard as algebra, but I guess that's part of the fun. Any help would be gratefully accepted - tommorrow is hook up day!!