if it only has the audio output for 1 speaker?
then unless your 5.1 runs from 1 sound input then probably yes...
but if your 5.1 requires 3-5 inputs then probably not
(I'm just speculating as I wont know until the 8th)
but im just using common sense...
i dont think it plays in 5.1 but it could still use all 5 speakers... just outputting the same signal in each... "psuedo surround sound"