Man, I can't figure out how to separate messages the way you did to mine!
Q: "From your earlier post, if I understood you correctly, you've got it set up both ways, right? Which way works better? Maybe not much difference in audio but more in video?"
A: As for my main set up, I use the RXV as a video switcher. Initially, I ran the HDMI out of the cable box directly to the TV to test the scaling capabilties of the receiver. I then went back to component video from the cable box to the receiver (didn't have an HDMI to HDMI cable, only HDMI to DVI) and then HDMI out of the receiver to DVI on the TV. It's really personal preference.
"This is both shocking and disappointing. We plunk down tons of cash but we are not ready to rock and roll out of the box?/That's a lot of additional dough, when you consider each piece of equipment aldready costs a bundle. For instance, your new Yamaha toy is well over a grand, and it's a shame 5-10% of that are not in the calbes."
Hey, Noel Lee (CEO/Monster Cable) needs another Ferrari. Help the guy out. LOL
Yamaha doesn't know how you will be hooking up your gear. In their defence, should they put a set of component, S video, composite video, HDMI, optical, and coax digital cables in the box?? And how many of each??... Sorry, playing devils advocate.
Q: "This is interesting. Do you know the reason for occasional failure of RF?"
A: All sorts of things can cause RF interference, such as microwave ovens, cordless phones etc..
"As long as the WAF is there, which apparently you do."
If you mean the Wife Acceptance Factor, it's a done deal. She was a little sketchy some years ago, but she's become a seasoned vet. She's the perfect test subject. She loves what happens, and what she can do. But she doesn't give a rats ass how it happens, as long as it works. And it does.
"People are very open-minded about new things -- as long as they're exactly like the old ones"