Guys, I completely agree on the disappointment at lack of Source Direct. This should be something fixable in software, and I will contact Anthem to see if they could include this in an update. This is the one area that drives me nuts on this player.
Outside of that, I will only tell you that the player can be had for 599 from most dealers, not 799. So let's give it its due...for cheap money, this is a great transport...anyone without HDMI input on the receiver side should move on, this is NOT the player for you...how many times do I have to say that? Geesh guys, go get some analog playing wonder-player, nothing to see here, keep moving :-) There's the Marantz, the Pioneer's, the Denon, whatever. Some of us like our D-to-A done elsewhere and are perfectly happy with a single cable HDMI connection from our BluRay player.
If I'm not being clear, please let me know.