I am planning to buy a mac mini for a couple of reasons, and i am planning to use it as a media server/player for my TV as well. My setup would be the following: - HDMI connection to TV - Optical out audio to Logitech Z5500 I have one question with this thou: Is the optical out capable of sending 5.1 sound to the Z5500 (stereo as normal audio, DTS/Dolby should just pass through, the Z5500 can handle these)? I want to use my Z5500 optimally of course, so it would be great if someone could ensure me it works (and maybe how it should be done). I have searched for an answer, but i get a lot of inconsistent results, some say it should work, some say it doesn't work, both parties with equal conviction... So, here i am, hoping for a clear answer Also, what are the write/read speeds on the 500Gb 5400rpm HD? Thanks a lot!