I just got U-Verse installed Friday afternoon. It does have the digital menu, and I have surround sound selected.
I am using HDMI only now, though I had optical to my Samsung DVD/VHS combo recorder in case I ever wanted to record anything to keep, and that seems to be the only way it will get the sound, even though the regular red/white audio cables are attached as well. But as I said, I have now removed the optical and am HDMI only.
I have completely lost sound for no apparant reson a number of times when I have paused, FF, or change channels. And nothing seems to get the sound back, it just starts up again without reason??????
I am also experiencing audio dropout periodically, with no pattern that I can see. It only lasts for a blink of an eye, just sort of a loud pop, then it is back.
My biggest pain though, and I posted it on here - is the freaking LAG with the remote! Anyone else experience that too? All too often, I have to press a button numerous times before it actually does anything. Made even more frustrating when trying to do the alpho search function for a movie!