I just bought a 609 yesterday and fairly excited about its capabilities and only just beginning to explore them... obviously some questions:
My Comcast HD cable box (Motorola, not sure of model) does not have HDMI and I plan to replace it tomorrow with an upgraded model after talking to Comcast... so the current wiring has component video and optical video from the cable box to the receiver, and HDMI out to the Panasonic plasma. I get sound from the cable box in 5.1, but the TV speakers don't work... how do I get sound from the TV speakers if I don't want to power up the receiver? When I upgrade the Comcast cable box to HDMI, will that address this issue?
Just got things working late last night, I'm sure more questions to follow in the next few days