Picked up my 606 (in Sydney, Australia) yesterday and after a few teething problems, all thanks to a faulty HDMI cable, it's up and running beautifully. Very happy that my trusty Oppo 971H works without a hitch (I was a little worried the DVI to HDMI plug might cause issues). The only problem is with the video signal from my cable TV box (Foxtel), which I'm running into the component inputs and then into my TV (a Samusng LCD) via a new HDMI cable. While some channels looks fine (and even benefit from the upscaling), others are horrible, with the picture tearing and jumping around every few seconds. This is regardless of whether or not the HDMI output is set to Passthrough, Auto or any other setting. There are no issues (besides the generally crappy picture quality of Australian cable TV) if I plug the components straight into the monitor.
Are there any tweaks I might try to fix this?
And am I right in saying that the Passthrough mode doesn't pass the signal to the monitor untouched? Regardless of the setting, upscaling or no upscaling, there's still an impact on the picture (hence the need to tweak sharpness, saturation, brightness etc through the amp).
Thanks for an informative thread:-)