Thanks your feedback. I wasn't sure Jim was going to fold down the futon, otherwise I would have showed him how to do it. I should have asked. There is no way to disable the surround sound. After our son moved out in August the surround sound would not work at all. I think he had his computer/games system hooked up to it and when he moved, he took the cords. So we had to have the geek squad come in and hook it back up. Having said all of that, we did not hear any sounds coming from the speakers. They were very quiet. The ballgame was one sided but it's always fun to be in a crowd where the home team does so well. We would love to have them back anytime.