Fedex2go, I'm glad you keep bringing up the question of the HDMI issue. I can understand those guys who are dismissing it too - for some people, it's a non-issue. For them, if the DVI ports work, fine, use them. However, for me, it's just plain annoying. If you're advertising something as being able to accept 1080p over HDMI, then it should ACCEPT 1080P OVER HDMI! Plain & simple. If that's not the case, change the advertising and say that the panel accepts 1080 over everything but the HDMI port.
Of course, with some people saying that they can get 1080P over HDMI with no problems, I'm hoping this problem specific to only a few panels. It's probably not a problem with the Samsung DVD player as 1) it seems to have tested fine with the Sceptre 1080p panel and 2) we've already got a couple of people saying that connections from their HTPC show the same problem.
If anyone else can shed some light on the subject for me, please help out.