Originally Posted by natchie
Hi Just want to ask about the true function of an AVR...if you connect the video output from cable to tv directly, what "V" aspect is being used in the AVR? Isn't an AVR a glorified audio receiver with the "V" thrown in as redundancy?
In that scenario the video portion of an AVR is indeed redundant.
But where the video portion of an AVR can be very useful is numerous, if needed or desired.
- video processing (upscaling, deinterlacing, noise reduction) to better suit the video device (particularly front projectors)
- acting as a hub/switch for multiple video sources with multiple different video input types, then one single cable out to the TV
- utilizing the benefits of HDMI (audio, video, hi-res multi-ch lossless audio) all over a single cable
- video out for use with the AVR's menu navigation, setup, EQ/PEQ, advanced features, networking, online services
- On Screen Menu, TV displays current "state" of the AVR (volume level, input source, decoder/DSP currently in use, etc..)