Thanks for replying.
Yeah all the speakers plug into the DVD player and then have to be output from there
I've just had a look at the manual -
Just shows you how to connect with a skybox/ps3 & TV.
But I've been googling and you're right the problem is to get 5.1 I think I'd need to connect 3 audio cables into my computer (as far as I know I only have 1 audio input on my sound card) so I'll just have to make do
Now to spend the rest of my day formatting my external HD to FAT32. Why can't you just plug things in and they work!? Haha.