Thanks for the info Levesque, I was hoping you would chime in. I haven't had a chance to talk to Nick yet. I have only been using the D2 for a couple of days and I am ironing out all of the kinks and making notes of all the issues I am encountering so I can present them concisely.
I won't even talk about the sound, because there is nothing that can be said short of awesome. Out with the Rotel RSP-1098 and in with the D2. The Rotel sounds good, but the D2 sounds great.
Overall the image quality is excellent. It bests my Lumagen VisionPro HDP by a mile. I've noticed a few motion problems here and there, but overall I am very pleased. Feature wise and functionality, the D2 needs some help, and this is where the Lumagen shines. Hopefully with some feedback we can get some things implemented, starting with the per input/per resolution memories.
I have three sources feeding the D2 and out to an NEC 61XM2/S 61" Plasma HDMI > DVI @ NR 1360 x 768 RGB:
First Problem - When I power up, the D2's output is corrupted, everything is green, changing of inputs does not solve or change anything, shutting the display off and re-synching doesn't do anyting, entering the D2 setup menu shows a green background instead of blue. If I change the resolution to 480p, 720p or 1080i, then everything synchs up and goes back to the correct RGB color output. I then have to change the timings again back to 1360 x768 and everything is fine. After doing this I have no further problems until I turn everything off and back on again. I already inverted the synch as this required for + + output that the display requires, so it is not that. There are no problems with the cable as I was using it without issues with the Lumagen and going directly out of the cable box works without problem either. Not sure what is going on here, but will report this to Anthem.
1) Time Warner Cable SA-8300HD Cable Box via Component - I first tried the HDMI output and it worked no problem, I had to turn the repeater off for it to work properly due to a known problem with the HDMI implementation in the SA8300's. The PQ was excellent.
I discovered a problem when I went to listen to music. I turned the D2 on, switched to the CD input, this is where I have my Sonos ZP 80 hooked up to, and the cable box started clicking on and off trying to synch even though I had not turned it on or the video input for it. It seems as if the HDMI port is always active looking for a signal. There was no way to stop it from doing this without rebooting the cable box. This is a real problem as it does this everytime I turn the D2 on. In the meantime, I switched to component until I can report this and get some further info. You would be hard pressed to tell the difference between component and hdmi. The image looks outstanding from both. So I am willing to live with this until there is a fix for this.
2) Toshiba HD-D1 HD via HDMI - well this is what started my interest in the D2 for its Video and Audio capabilities. I had a problem here also in that the D1 would not let me change resolution to 1080i and the picture was not right it was colored magenta. The problem here was the crappy cable Toshiba shipped with the player. After changing the cable, I have had little or no problems with the exception of once when starting up, the color went to this weird magenta color, but switching inputs and coming back seem to fix it. Image and sound quality are excellent, but have not had enough time to fully play here as I have been swapping things in and out and experimenting.
3) Sony DVP-CX777ES DVD via Component, formerly SDI into the Lumagen. I am waiting on a Sony DVP-NS975V to show up to try HDMI @ 480i as the 975 outputs 480i YCbCr 4:2:2. If that doesn't work out, I may try the Pioneer 79, but prefer not spending large dollars on SDDVD right now and would prefer to also pick up a BluRay payer when released. The image quality produced via 480i Component out to the D2 bests my Lumagen VisionPro HDP which I was feeding via SDI. This is not evident in test pattern viewing, but movie viewing is a different story. I can't wait to try HDMI here. Hopefully the Sony 975 will work out and I can save a few dollars, otherwise I will be compelled to try the Pioneer 79.
I'm sorry I can't give any further in depth review right now, but I am trying to figure out all the little things to make this work correctly. I hope Anthem can help on these issues. I'll report as new info is available and hopefully items solved.