I've seen this touched on slightly but have never seen a full and direct answer to the question I have. The new AIT 4800 series cards have the hardware to support full resolution 7.1 HD audio over HDMI but are not PAP compliant and so any HD audio tracks played from an AACS protected Blu Ray or HD DVD disc will be downsampled, that's my understanding anyway. I've seen guides here that recomend ripping discs with AnyDVD and then transcoding the hi def audio tracks to FLAC and muxing the audio and video into an MKV file to preserve the HD video and audio and allow unrestricted playback. However this seems like a far less than optimal solution as opposed to being able to pop the disc in and have full hi def audio. My question is if AnyDVD circumvents AACS protection, assuming I have hardware that supports hi def audio over HDMI like the ATI 4800 cards do, and I have a software player that supports 7.1 full resolution LPCM audio like Arcsoft is supposed to, will I be able to simply pop in a Blu Ray or HD DVD disc and get LPCM HD audio over HDMI without it being downsampled?