I just received a D2 also. I guess I can be a part of this club now ...
Hopefully I'll be a happy owner.
I have purchased a new sony 1080p lcd but don't have it yet. I've got the D2 hooked up to a SA 8300HD cable box via component and the D2 hooked up to a Samsung 26" (yes ... I did say 26") HDTV via component. I seem to have some syncing issues. When I initially set it up for 1080i operation, it worked fine. Now I can only get 480i working intermittently. The cable box to the TV direct worked fine for me. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I've got the following settings in Video Output:
OSD format: NTSC
Color Space: Auto
Data Format: YPbPr
Component 2 Out: Processed
Incidentally, in regards to the HDMI jack issue, my rather newer D2 has a sign taped over HDMI jacks that reads:WARNING
BE CAREFUL WHEN INSERTING HDMI CABLES.
The connector should slide into the jack easily -- do not insert it on an angle and do not force it in. Each connector contains 19 delicate pins, and cables with damaged pins can damage the jack.Jacks damaged through misuse are not covered under warranty.
If your HDMI cables have been connected so many times that they are about to wear out, we strongly recommend that you replace them to prevent damage to any HDMI jacks in your system
Clearly, all you guys damaging your jacks are haphazardly monkeying around with the unit and do not fully understand the delicate intricacies of HDMI cable insertion ...
Seriously, after reading this thread, I find it a bit concerning that they are trying to deny any blame for this and deny any financial responsibility for it. Needless to say I won't be inserting any HDMI cables until I really have to. They will also be brand new cables that are individually visually inspected to be in good shape. Really now, should I have to go through all that with a $6500 piece of gear? [/end rant] ...