I'm hoping you guys can help clear up some things for me...
I have a Samsung 1080p dlp.
Right now, the receiver I'm using is an yamaha 5560 (old but works fine). Will look to upgrade this very soon.
I recently purchased both an HD DVD Player (toshiba hd-a3) and a blu-ray player (Samsung bd-p1400. Got this at a steal for $299).
Now here's the question: I have always been in the mindset that the best way to get the video to the tv is directly. In other words, straight from the dvd players to the tv, NOT through the receiver. Why add another piece of hardware for the video to pass through?
However, it seems the ony way to take advantage of hd dvd or blu-ray's audio is by using the audio over HDMI connected to a capable receiver.
That means I would also be forced to have the video go through the receiver as well, no?
Am I wrong about this? If I'm not, it seems stupid to me to have to be "forced" if you will to route BOTH video and audio through the receiver.
By the way, this is an excellent forum. Thanks to all those who help out here.
so that guys like me can learn.