First time posting so I will apologize in advance if I post in the wrong spot or ask a question answered in the short past. I recently picked up a Denon AVR-1908 for what I think is a decent price ($350) and am having a pretty hard time coming to terms with an issue. I had been trying everything I could think of to get it to speak to my cable box. I finally called Comcast support and was told that not all receivers work with their boxes. When digging deeper, all they could tell me was that sometimes the boxes speak to receivers and sometimes they don't and all I could do is just connect it right to the TV. pretty much, "TOO BAD SO SAD"!!! I was absolutely speechless to be honest. Maybe I am just a little new to this techno corner but the thought that I would go out and spend a good chunk of change on a mainstream unit that must be in thousands of homes around the country and just not be able to use it to watch television is crazy to me. I was told I would just have to plug it directly into my tv and when I need other components I would just have to unplug and plug in the next unit such as a PS3 or what have you as my plasma has only one HDMI port (god forbid!). I was then told it wasn't them but Intel who put the security fail safes in so they are not to blame. WHO'S NAME IS ON THE BOX!?!?! is my question! What kind of a half a#$ed answer is that? If intel came to the board meeting and said, "Hey guys! just finished up the last of the programing for your cable boxes but the people you rent them to won't be able to watch tv, should be able to start giving them to your techs to put in to homes in a few weeks...", I would THINK someone might have an issue with that, no!? Just thought I would vent for a second and just put it all out there and ask if someone that understands my point could maybe help shed some light on the matter. I guess it's possible I am just completely clueless and the answer is right there in front of me but after speaking with them yesterday and getting that answer I wouldn't be surprised if a 50 foot bowling ball rolled right by my window. So much for basing things on common sense as a starting point for deducing issues. Thanks in advance for getting this far and hopefully enlightening me.