Well new cable looks good. I don't know if this matters, but the old cable was difficult to plug in. Real tight space since it goes in sideways. It could have been not pushed in all the way.
Though like I said Cable looked good, just optical disks that didn't. Looked like old Macrovision .
But it's happy now. Got it all connected, calibrated, working and love it. Had to get a 25' optical cable for audio from TV to 667. No problem there at all.
Now I just need to program my universal remote app for the iPhone.