Thinking real hard about getting the wireless version of this - got a coupon from Netflix in a DVD delivered this week for $50 off - looks like that would be ~150 net for the wireless one, and based on the comments here and on the BestBuy site, seems like a solid unit now that the firmware update is available. The BestBuy specs online say that it does not have optical or digital audio out, which I found to be pretty hard to believe, so fortunately they have a pic of the back of the unit. Sure enough: optical and digital audio out.
Assuming I get this, I'll set it up different than I have with my current equipment. I don't have anything connected with HDMI at the moment, and I will with this. I assume I can use HDMI to the TV, and then optical audio out to the AV receiver. Is there something in the DVD setup where I tell it not to send audio via HDMI? Or do I need to just make sure the speakers are turned off on the TV when on the DVD input?