The HD-A2 does NOT have analog 5.1 (or 7.1) out. It coverts all the new audio codecs to LPCM and passes it via the HDMI cable. You have to have a HDMI receiver/pre-pro that can accept LPCM audio via HDMI and you are in. I does have a SPDIF output. It will covert any of the DD+ or TrueHD tracks to full bit rate DTS and pass it via the SPDIF. Obviously this will not have the sound quality of the HDMI LPCM output. Your best bet would be a really cheap HD-A1 with 5.1 analog outs or the new HD-XA2. BTW, I use the HD-A1 analog outs with my Outlaw 990 pre/pro. I simply purchased a few RCA Y-adaptors and sent the surround L to L rear and the surround R to R rear. Sounds great!