I am considering getting a projector, and have a couple of basic questions that I was hoping someone could answer:
(1) From reading other posts, it appears that there are at least two different ways to connect the projector to my other components: (i) I could connect everything (DVD, cable box, etc) to my receiver and then simply connect the receiver to the projector (correct me if this is not possible); or (ii) I could connect the DVD, cable box and any other components directly to the projector. As the first method will involve the running of only 1 line to the projector rather than 3 or more, I would obviously prefer to do it this way. My question, however, is whether this method will result in a noticeably worse picture quality or cause any other negative effects.
(2) In running one or more cables to the projector, will the picture be noticeably worse if I have to run 30 or 40 foot lines rather than 10 or 12 feet? I'm asking because it would be a lot easier for me to do it with the longer lines, but I will reconsider this if my picture quality is going to suffer significantly.
Any assistance you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks.