OK, I understand the original question, because I have three TiVos, 1 DVD player, 2 sat receivers and 3 VCRs. I got the RCA 920 switch first, then the SIMA SVS-4, and I have them daisy-chained together to have more inputs.
My problem is I can't get the damn RCA 920 to respond to any remote codes from the Pronto I'm trying to set up (to make this easy enough for my wife to understand). I can't daisy chain two SIMAs because they would use the same IR codes. And they don't seem to make a SIMA SVS-6 or SVS-8 (which would be perfect).
I haven't invested in a A/V receiver (or all this 5.1 stuff) because my old ears are quite happy with my old 300W audio receiver and four 3-foot tall speakers I have. The small HT speakers look rather silly to me!
I have started looking, but I don't see any receivers with more than 5 video inputs. I would need minimum 4 audio + 6-7 video inputs (4 S-Video + the rest composite video).
Stumbling to a set of questions from all this:
1) Is there really enough difference in this 5.1 sound (my DirecTiVo and Sony DVD source 5.1) compared to my big stereo receiver, to someone with lousy hearing, to make an HT receiver worthwhile?
2) Is there a 6-8 input A/V switch (IR controlled) that's as good as the SIMA?
3) Is my best bet a moderate HT receiver combined with the SIMA I already have?
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