Well, I guess I'm not totally screwed- setting the player to PCM will send a digital 2 channel mix thay my yamaha HTR can then apply dolby surround processing to.
Seems a little counter-intuitive to be falling back to pro-logic with blu-ray, however.
I live an apt and really don't see the point in upgrading my sound system yet- i've had it forever, true, but it's not like speakers and amplification have really changed that much in 10-15 years... Only the electronic wizardy that is packaged with them.
I think my best bet is to return the player and upgrade to one with on-board decoding and RCA analog outs. I've having a few issues with the panny anyway- I'll detail those in the owners thread.
One last question, do all/most blu-ray disc use dts as their primary audio track?