I have an xbox with HDMI out to my Yamaha receiver, which handles switching all inputs to my tv also through HDMI. The xbox is set to 5.1 DD under the system settings, but it seems to keep falling back to 2 channel (shows linear PCM on the Yamaha at that point), and I haven't been able to track down why it does. It does seem to stay that way across reboots of the xbox once it does. However, if I go to the audio settings, pick 2 channel, back out and then back in and select 5.1 again it starts working fine once more. Anyone else see a similar problem ever? Maybe a problem in HDMI handshaking if the receiver and/or tv aren't ready when the xbox comes on? The xbox won't even boot up until the receiver and tv are on but instead just sits there spinning waiting for the HDMI path to be set up apparently. A friend of mine has a similar setup with a yamaha but a sharp hdtv and hasn't had any problems, playing the same games even.