I noticed that the cheaper DVD players only have video out (s-video or composite) and left/right audio output and an optical out.
How does this work for a 7.1 or 5.1 surround systems? I noticed that the more expensive players ($800++) actually have a front, left, right, center, rl, rr, and sub output (plus optical).
Does this mean that the lower end players dont really output surround sound???
What is the optical link for? Apparently (I may be mistaken), the normal left right cables still need to be plugged in in addition to the optical.