Please do more than "read the question". I really need an answer today, before I cough up the money at CC. The question is: will any of the current $1000.00, or less DVD recorders actually record programs/movies broadcast in DD5.1 (off Directv etc.) in 5.1 digital sound for playback? I mean record onto the recordable disks, not the hard-drives (my Directv/Ultimate already does the hard drive thingy). I'm leaning towards the Sony recorder, since I have one of their cameras. The recorder will be connected to both a Zenith 520 and Directv/Ultimate receiver and played back on either my Proscan 60-inch rptv, or through my Sharp 9000 onto a Draper 110-inch gray screen (Denon 5800 as pre-pro).
Come on, guys. Don't just look. Help me out here. Thanks.