That's true, but unfortunately I do not have the newer receivers that have HDMI ports. So if I were a new 360 customer, I would have to buy a brand new receiver just to set up surround sound.
OR you could use HDMI to your Panel and optical to your receiver. Even the not so new receivers have at least one optical in and the optical cables are the same as HDMI....cheap as hell with a little research.
I LOVE paying for Xbox Live! I also love that my love for it pisses off so many people.