I'm currently about to hook up my HTPC to the Receiver to allow 5.1 (currently running stereo/quadraphonic) - I've read that some music is recorded in multichannel (5.1 or better), but not sure if I have access to it on Itunes, or how often they use it.
I was perusing some of the .m4a songs that I've purchased from Itunes and there is a 'channels' tag, and it just says 'stereo', under that tag. Am I looking for one that says something different? - Another related question: Is there another system I should be looking to use, that is more multi-channel friendly?
I do use Pandora, but I read that with Pandora one would need to pay for Pandora1 for multi-channel.
I'm assuming CD-Audio is not ever recorded is this format correct?