A question about an older DVD player/recorder

Hi all,
A friend of mine bought a Philips DVDR72/17 three years ago this month which wound up sitting for the last three years because it was too complicated for him to use. He bought a new one for himself for Christmas and gave the old one to me.

I’ve tried to google information on its surround sound capabilities, specifically if it is capable of reading a 5.1 sound track, but have had no luck. Is anyone here familiar with this model?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Perhaps I’ve placed too much trust in the capcity of the combined knowledge base here with this question.

You might have better luck here in the Philips forum > http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=114

Google will usually come up with something. Does this help.

Thanks TimC, That’s the same generic information that I found when I googled, nothing specific regarding 5.1.

rolling56…What can I say, foolish me, it never entered my mind that there was a specific forum exclusively for Phililps. I will try posting there.