Summary: I just bought this receiver and connected it to my Oppo HD Up-Converting DVD Player and Direct TV HD DVR. It worked Great in the beginning but for some reason, the HDMI Connection just happened to stop working! I spent about 4 hours testing each HDMI cable, and reading the Instruction manual. The speakers work fine, the IPOD connection works great, but the reason I bought this machine was for the HDMI Connection.
Summary: Bought this receiver from Best Buy for $499. Hooked up a Samsung HD860 upconvert DVD player and a new DirecTV HD20-700 to the HDMI ports. The DVD player would start play for a few minutes then disconnect and try to reconnect continuously. Sat box worked fine until you changed the input to something else then it would not reconnect. Most frustrating part was to get it all working again, all the power cords and HDMI cables had to be unplugged.