I bought this receiver because of the lack of ports, its a Sony Bravia 1000 watt, I got it for about $200, its sounds very nice, but lacks a few ports. I didn't care for this since I knew that I could simply plug the output of the TV into the surround, then place inputs on the TV, which worked well with the WDTV Gen2, which supposed to work for the WDTV Live plus.
The idea was posted earlier to introduce a second optical cable which would be converted to a coaxial using a converter, price for all this is about $30 give or take, a new optical cable (nice) for about $5, a converter costs about $20 and a coaxial cable (nice) for about $5.
Plug the WD into the Coaxial in and the TV into the Optical in, or vica versa. They are both the same channel on the receiver, so it would not be an issue anymore.
It solves the issue.
Costs about $30.
More cables messing up my area.
Converter is a Powered device, another thing to plug in and turn off when done.
The cons outweigh the pros, a lot. If I become so desperate, then yes, I really just want it to work without all the mess, I guess I will have to wait and see what support say.