Summary: Just purchased this unit which has taken me five days to install including one chat room discussions and four telephone service discussions taking over three hours. The unit is complex parly because of its inflexibility. Upward conversions seem to work but output to the second and third zones are limited to composite video and analog audio. The manual describes the analog signals as component through S and composite video but only composite works.
Summary: When I went with cable HD, I bought all new Sony Bravia equipment using all HDMI. I encountered a number of issues that drive me nuts. To change the sound mode, you have to get up to press a button on the receiver because when you're in the GUI, the video and audio no longer function! Of course, since you're not next to where you're listening, you actually need two people.