Hey guys, lurker for YEARS.. first time poster.
I'm pretty knowledgable with HT stuff, but I'm new to receivers with HDMI ins and outs.
Here is what I have -
Directv HD DVR
Yamaha Receiver (no HDMI capability)
I've always connected HDMI cables from each device to the TV separately - and ran 3 separate optical's to my receiver. All the video directly to the TV, all the audio directly to the receiver. Not sure if that was ideal or "right", but that's how it was - and it worked great.
I just purchased a Pioneer VSX 1021. It has 4 HDMI ins, and 1 out. Again, new to HDMI receivers. Assuming I should run my video through the receiver, correct? So, each of my HDMI devices to the receiver - one out to the TV - correct? With that said, will this eliminate the need for any optical cables?
Sorry for the basic question, but I just want to make sure my thinking is right.
Thanks in advance.