Wierd. I'm assuming the unit allows for possible firmware updates? Maybe its something they can fix. I'm still a good month or two away from getting one. Possibly longer unless I shift upgrade priorities. I was planning on getting this right after the new tv, but I think I'll wait and get the new reciever and maybe the speakers first, give them time to iron it out. Odd that optical would cause delay. Its about the best connection you can have. What about digital coax for sound?