Just got the 220 this week. It's my first BD player. Received the 87 as a gift, but found that it only had a single HDMI out, and I needed an optical audio output on account of my old Kenwood VR-409 receiver so I exchanged it. Assuming all audio settings should be bitstream?
The various settings for video and audio do make the head spin if you're not familiar with all that stuff. The on-screen info should really be more explanatory.
I'm using the Normal picture mode, 0 for the clarity and super res settings, and left the chroma mode on Advanced, as I understand from a link posted earlier in the thread that it enables whatever fancy deinterlacing processing the machine has. I suppose that'll be helpful for watching DVDs?
I also set the output to 1080p. My TV is a Panasonic 50PX77U (768p), but I figure best to send it the highest res possible - or is there a reason to leave it in auto?
I have a Harmony 550 remote. The Logitech software has the 220 codes and whatnot, funny that they still refer to these as DVD players. It's as if Logitech doesn't know about BD. Everything seems to work fine though I had to customize the "prev" button to act as the BD player remote's "return" button. Most other devices have this set by default.
My TV only has 2 HDMI ports, and I've now got 3 HDMI devices. Got the $15 auto-switching pigtail switch from Monoprice and it works perfectly.
Now to get an actual BD to check out, don't have any yet