I have just begun to assemble my new HT which includes the Sony VPL-VW50 (Pearl). I had a fine image using a Denon at 4801/480p with component cabling, but NO image via the HDMI cable at 480p or 1080i. The Denon is listed as HDMI v1.1 and the Pearl as v1.2. I had thought that there was backwards compatibilty of HDMI versions and that HDCP wasn't an issue with the Pearl. Has anyone experienced a similar problem with using a v1.1 source into the Pearl? If others have been successful in pairing these components I would have to think that I'd have to return the Pearl because of a defect in my unit. Thanks for any information that this forum can provide!