Just to let you guys know... I bought a new receiver today, a Sony
STR-DE595 and it works perfectly with the 811. My RCA receiver apparently was not properly decoding the dd signal from my 811. I would still consider this an 811 problem, though, because the RCA handled all other dd sources very well. I have seen a few other posts around here about RCA receiver problems and none for the Sony. I wish I didn't have to lay out the cash, but at this point at least I'm one of the ones getting perfect audio from the 811. The Sony is a much better receiver anyway. I think it would be safe to say that most if not all of those who are experiencing dd issues like I was are having the problem due to incompatability and would likely see a cure in a new receiver that is known to work. So far, it looks like Sony, Yamaha, and some Onkyo are getting the job done. It's sad that that's the case, but I'm just glad everything works now.