I may end up posting this also in the Flat Screen forum, as I suspect that the answer may depend on whether audio or video is more important.
I have a Satellite box, a Blu-Ray and an Apple TV.
I'm currently of the mind set that it's better to take each device's HDMI to the TV set, and then route audio back to the receiver. My thinking is that the video will be better from each of these if there is nothing in between the source device and the TV. I do know that many A/V receivers these days have video processing, but can they actually improve video quality over the source? Pioneer uses the Marvell QDeo, and Yamaha also boasts video upscaling, etc. But in truth, do these things really help or hurt the video?
Another post I came across stated that on the TV, a person will want different calibration settings for Sat and Blu-Ray, for example. If all signals are routed through an AV receiver, with only one output going to the TV, this is not possible.
On the other hand, I'm from the old school where we used to route everything through the receiver (well, often not the TV itself, but the CD player, the turntable, the cassette machine, etc).
I have purchased a Sony HX850 (a tremendous set) and want to make sure I'm getting the most out of all this great equipment.
Any comments or thoughts will be greatly appreciated!