Hi, i'm looking into a new display and it has 2 HDMI inputs. To be more specific...it's actually the Pioneer 5040 plasma. The DVD player also has one HDMI output. Since there's no receiver or preamps out there with either DVI or HDMI output how can I use the speakers instead of the TV speakers when I want to watch movies? I went to my local GoodGuy's store and sales rep told me that HDMI is backwards compatible with DVIs, but that doesnt really help me much since my display and dvd player has HDMI not DVI. He also told me that I can just hook up the DVD player with the display thru HDMI connection. And use either the digital coax or the digital optics from the DVD player to the preamp. That doesnt sound quite right to me, because HDMI carries up to 8 channels of audio, and if HDMI is hooked up how can the sound go thru the digtal coax or the optics? And if it does wouldnt there be some kinda of signal degradation thru it? As of current availibity issues, am I better off finding a display that has DVI instead of HDMI?