Yes. We have discussed a number of viable workarounds for this. Most involve 2 or so connections. I've tested them and they work. jshigashi has a good workaround that he posted earlier that involves a component and an HDMI. I put one up with 2 component and HDMI. So yes, we all can get around this thing.
But here's the bottom line. To get the most out of this unit when watching cable or sat, you have o go through a number of steps JUSt TO CHANGE A CHANNEL. Thats where the probem is.
Right now I' getting a bit steamed at Onkyo. Apprently another fellow called Onkyo and they're saying that what we know to be true doesn't exist. In spite of the fact that I would like to persist with this unit and engineer a good workarounfd solution, I find it hard to associate myself with either ignorance or prevarication. I guess right now I'm disaapointed in the response or lack of responce we are getting. I think theythink if they can waffle long enough we'll learn to live with their mis-applcation. Not me.
Thanks for your input.
Some days it's hardly worth chewing through the restraints.