I'm looking for a new receiver, possibly a Denon 1709 or 1909. I have one basic question... can I have it play audio from an optical source while playing video from an HDMI source (that is not providing audio)?
The main reason is because I use my computer for HTPC gaming in addition to a cable box and PS3 that would be hooked up to the receiver. On the PC I am using DVI + HDMI adapter for video, with Optical audio. This has worked well for me and I don't see why I should change it. However, on my TV it's annoying to cycle through all the different video sources when I switch between PC and cable/PS3, it switches very slowly. I'd like to have everything run through a receiver so the TV only has to deal with one input, as it's easier to switch through things using a receiver.