[quote=cl5415;15611590]I just received my Samsung 52A650, and I will be hooking up my Dishnetwork HD 622, an XBOX 360, an audio receiver that has HDMI and Components that upscales to 1080p, and a Sony DVD player with components. I have read several ways to hook it up, but I am still not sure. My 360 does not have HDMI, only component. Should I run all 3 of these thru my stereo receiver or should I hook up all 3 directly to the TV and run Optical cable to the stereo receiver? I did not know if running thru my stereo receiver would degrade the picture any. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
Scott, I have DirecTV & XBOX360 connected to my Onkyo TX-SR606 receiver. I have the XBOX#^) without the HDMI so i am running component cables to the receiver, HDMI from blu-ray & DirecTV and then 1 HDMI out of receiver to TV. I am using the optical digital cable from the XBOX360 to receiver and have had no issues and the sound is great !
I'm no expert so i can't say if the picture would be degraded any by running the HDMI through receiver then to the TV .. all i know is my Samsung looks fabulous and i haven't even tried bypassing the receiver.
My thought would be this .. if you have an HDMI "out" on the back of your receiver then connect your components (xbox. dvd etc.) to receiver and then use your HDMI "out" to the TV.