Whoops, my bad, your right. My original query still remains thyough; Will I be able to get 5.1 audio sent out of switch spdif to z5500? I was hoping to get some feedback on how pervasive this occurs when sending HDMI signal directly to TV, forcing the accompanying spdif 5.1 signal out of switch to be downgraded to 2 channel audio to match the HDMI audio capability. I'd like to take a chance if I have a chance at success. Or perhaps all HD tv's dum the signal down in which case I need to come up with a different solution.