I goofed last night and put the Time Warner cable box directly to the TV then, hooked up the HTSystem and wondered why it wasn't showing any TV. geez.....
Forgot that the signal from the TW box goes to the HTS then to the TV.......
Actually, I plan on splitting the signal: having a direct HDMI connection to the TV at HDMI2 while having the TW box signal come in at HDMI1.
Then, Sony HTS via HDMI output>>>>>TV
I can't HDMI from the TW Box to the Sony HTS because the Sony HTS HDMI is output only. It does have the co-axial female port on the back. Bummer. Would have liked to HDMI this puppy 100% of the run.
Turns out the Time Warner incoming male cable doesn't have the same co-ax female cable input that is on the back of the Sony HTSystem. So, I just hooked the TW cable box up directly to the TV via HDMI which is what I wanted to do in the first place :der: geez........so much fun.......
I think I have it all hooked up correctly using HDMI and a red/white dual audio cable for non-HDMI sound.
Only problem I have is using the Sony HTS remote to synch with turning itself and the TV on. On the TV, went to set up, and yep, it's enabled by default.
I'm not familiar with optical at all but I will check and get back with you. Thanks!
Make sure you give the 120hz a shot during the HD hockey games. It REALLY works great for quick moving sports!
Motion Flow on yours is probably the same as Motion Enhancer on mine. I ususally have it 'off' during normal veiwing but switch to 'High' when watching sports.
I also shut off the light sensor (in Menu>TV>General Setup) and set the picture setting to 'standard' versus vivid for hockey. The ice looks exactally like it does in real life...not that blown out white like most telecasts.