Thanks for your reply. The interesting part is that some programs do come in 5.1. For example I have been watching Breaking Bad and with some links it comes in clear 5.1 sound. In other cases even the normal stereo sound is horrible, everything happens in the main speaker even that isn't clear...
I have an HP D7 computer with Windos 7 that is hooked up to my Tv via an HDMI cable. When I watch movies the player only sets them to 2.0 stereo mode/ How could I get 5.1 sound out of this set up?