Philips DVD player/recorder audio question

I had this posted in the gerneral hardware forum, little did I suspect that there was a specific forum for Philips, oh well…it has been brought to my attention, so here I am. Here’s the thread that I posted in the other forum.

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.