Summary: I bought the 674 for it's 'one HDMI cable' and it's 1080 capabilities. Sadly, not even the on-screen set-up menus appear without Component cables - the 674 only outputs the on-screen menus at 480I at 60Hz and 576i at 50Hz, whilst most TV sets (new Samsungs for instance)support only 720p and higher. Thus the 'one cable dream' is not possible.The unit skips on 1080p, although a fix has been promised by the importer - 'part coming from overseas'.
Pros: Great Sound. Really great sound. Autosetup for speakers is easy and works very well (once the on-screen menus are working) Very good support from the Importer. Without them, the unit would have been returned to it's place of purchase.
Cons: HDMI looks like an add-on. Setup is 'onscreen' for video, but on the unit for audio. No obvious 'video out' set up screen (difficult work-around) Inadaquate support for HDMI on-screen menus - see above. Manual is difficult/impossible to understand, as it covers 6 different models, each with variations for the US, Europe, Canada, Rest of World. The HDMI connection section is 'added on', whereas it should be an integral part of the manual. Blue light around the volume c...
Summary: It doesn't have upscaling. I wish the reviewer would clarify what is meant by upconverting. It is really misleading and I think it should be called either de-interlacing or upscaling. HDMI without upscaling is not much use.