I have had my 60ST60 for a few months and my only real issue (and not really a major issue) is that when attempting use the ARC HDMI output with my Onkyo HT-RC460 receiver there are obvious popping and clicks. The types of audio artifacts never present with any of the other devices that I have plugged into the receiver from an AppleTV or Roku to the PS3 or an HTPC.
I am thinking that it may be the HDMI cable as I am pretty sure it was listed as being rated at 1.3. I have just ordered a new cable from monoprice which is stated as being 1.4 compatible and is there higher end redmere cables.http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10255&cs_id=1025503&p_id=9891&seq=1&format=2
Has anybody else run into this issue with the ST60 series?
The cable i ordered had a line in the description about them being directional, which I have not run into before, but it also states it supports ARC so as long as I have it plugged in the correct way the audio should be able to return to the receiver right?
As I said this isn't a major problem but I have a couple of things that I would like to plug directly into the TV HDMI ports as it is my understanding the the ARC will allow the audio from those ports to get back to the receiver. Thus I can have them be in a better position for remote control. Though I am working on centralizing that as well, but It would help me clean up cabling a bit too.
Thanks for any assistance.