Anyone here in NZ have this board, MSI Media Live Diva (MSI-7411) http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=134&prod_no=1654? It has a built in 5.1 channel amp assisted by a daughter board so you can plug your speakers in directly and eliminate the need for a receiver/amplifier. Supposedly quite good quality considering the price. A lot of discussion here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1003579
It's not normally available in NZ but someone found Ascent at least are able to get it as a custom order http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=15889327#post15889327 . I presume other good retailers who have a decent relationship with the MSI distro are as well (I asked Playtech who MSI list, they've said they're looking in to it). So perhaps someone already has it? (Didn't find anything from searching but who knows?)
While expensive, it isn't extreme amount considering it's a custom order IMHO (see http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=15891637#post15891637). Mind you, perhaps the ubiquity of Sky and the fact recording via means other analog from the STB will make this less popular here as people may prefer a receiver so they can connect their Sky box directly.