I make this inquiry in the iTunes forum because, in a perfect world, iTunes would hold all my music, podcasts, etc - especially my DVDs. I would like to know from people who have ripped their DVDs to their Mac computers whether they are satisfied that they have captured the surround audio. What I mean is this; based on my reading of other threads and articles, neither AppleTV nor iTunes currently support 5.1 audio in a simple, straightforward way. Yes, I am aware that there are people who can explain, using words and lingo I can't begin to understand, how iTunes/AppleTV support 5.1. But my point is that I think we all can agree that iTunes/AppleTV do not support 5.1 for those of us with the most basic understanding of computers and audio equipment. Where am I going with this? Before I begin ripping my DVD library, I want to know that the day iTunes/AppleTV have idiot-friendly 5.1 support, that I won't have to re-rip my DVDs. So, for those of you who value 5.1, who want to play your DVDs through iTunes, and who have ripped your DVDs, are you satisfied that you won't have to do it again one day? I greatly appreciate your opinion. Thank you for your comments.