Okay. Here is a question that I raised on the forum once before and things got a little confused. Folks tended to disagree. I phoned manufacturers, shops, and it got worse. No one seems to agree on the answer. So I will ask again....!! My question concerns the onboard DAC on a DVD player for CD replay. They all have em and in the case of some players ( ARCAM for example ) you definitely want to use them But you need to take care. If you just connect the coax lead between your DVD and your AV amp, you wont be using the DAC in the DVD, you will be using the DAC in the AV amp. So if you want to play CDs and use the DAC in the DVD you need to connect the stereo alog outs to the amp. Now, to make matters more complicated, some DVD players now play DVD-A and use 5.1 audio outputs on the back of the DVD player. Since AV amps do not contain DVD-A decoders, you must connect the six 5.1 outs on the back of the DVD to the 5.1 ins on the amp. Now heres the question. If you connect the 5.1s as above, it is still necessary to keep the stereo connection to continue using the DVD's DAC?