Originally Posted by gate1975mlm
Also would I hook up the component cable into the DVR input and also the digital audio cable to the dvr input on the Denon?
it doesn't matter which inputs you use, they are all assignable.
And I guess I could also still run an HDMI cable from the Cable box to direct to the TV?
And doing it this way i would just hit the dvr input on the remote correct?
if you assign the inputs you are using to the "DVR" input name, then yes
note that it MIGHT not make the channel changes instantaneous like you were used to, some of the delay may be the AVR re-syncing with the TV via HDMI, so you still might get delays. It's sort of the way it goes modern HD cable switching especially when the channel change involves a resolution change.
other options (in case channel changing remains slow) could be switching the cable box's output to a single resolution (1080i) as resolution changes are what causes the worst delays (you could try this with HDMI before you swap cables). or, you could bypass the AVR for video and run HDMI straight to TV from the cable box like you had before, and just run a digital audio cable to the Denon for surround sound.