Surround sound is processed through a Audio/Video Receiver that is capable of decoding surround sound. Use of the Fiber Optice Toslink Connector, 100X or PLW100, is neccasary to transfer the surround sound information from your game station to your surround sound receiver.
No, Monster Cable did not feel the extra money, to license the cables, was a good investment. Monster Cable would rather put more money into the technology of the cables. The consumer ultimately ends up with better performance from their game systems.