Yeah, I can, but that means I have to keep going back and checking to make sure the source matches the signal out 'to display', which is a bit of a pain when talking about spending $500+ on a receiver.
I have a Panny TH-42PX60U (42" Viera).
The issue is for;
PS3: Most games are set to 720p, my Blu Ray movies are set to 1080i (they look better that way for some reason vs 720p, on my display)
CableBox: Some HD channels are broadcast in 720p or 1080i, I set it to simply pass through the signal as it is originally sent and let the TV display it in its original res.
So basically, I switch a lot between 720p and 1080i and I don't want the receiver modifying/processing the signal, just to pass it through. If I had a 1080p display I probably wouldn't mind just having everything at 1080p but I won't be buying a new display for a while so I don't want to be stuck having to fiddle with the settings everytime I switch sources/channels.
Maybe I'm just being too picky but I still feel that I should be given the choice. I'm starting to consider the Pioneer VSX-918 (no HBR decoding but has MPCM) now, but not sure if I want to sacrifice that HK sound.
Am I the only who cares about this or are there others who would be concerned as well?
(I only ask to find out if HK would be likely to fix this on a FW update, since if I'm one of those 'weirdos', chances are they won't)