Tks for that feedback, hzhao! I am still troubled with the "no HDMI" problem with my 622 and Sony TV and hoping the 3.57 update fixes it. So thus far I have been restricted to the component outputs only. (Well, the composites also work, but that's certainly not HD!) So I (and others with similar problems) have been wondering if there was a visible difference between HDMI and composite, which you have just confirmed. I have verified that my Sony's HDMI input works (at least from the 811's DVI output) and at least one other poster has confirmed that the same exact TV works with the HDMI of his 622. I'll give E* another week to "fix" this problem, as I committed to them, and if it isn't fixed with this pending new SW version then I'll demand a replacement...hzhao said:...My visual experience with 622 so far concludes that component output is somewhat softer than HDMI...I have not had any issues with HDMI output at all.
I have every intention of using HDMI exclusively as soon as I can get it working. Got a $10 cable to make it work, and yes, that was confirmed to not be the issue...sams0n said:get the hdmi, better picture and sound. plus it's nice having 1 cable instead of 5 behind your tv. they are cheap too, you can get one for 6 bucks from monoprice.com
Tks Tom B - yeah that makes sense of course. The 622 is reported to have a great HDMI picture - I just need to experience it! But given all the issues with the HDMI output I'm inclined to leave the composite connection to the Sony (which has more than enough inputs for my simple system!) as a "back-up" even after I get the HDMI connection working (and that WILL happen, right E* ???), and of course to also make that comparision. Any the winner is...? Stay tuned...!Tom Bombadil said:It can vary based on receiver and TV combination, as to which connection is better...I would connect both and compare them. After all, you paid a lot for your system, you should watch whichever yields the best picture in your setup.