Originally Posted by SailorKane
I'm in the same boat. Looking to buy a new Mits in the next couple weeks. Also have in the budget a new Yamaha RX-V2700, when they come out, also in a couple of weeks. My current yamaha receiver is old, but I like the Yamaha sound, and the new 2700 will switch up to 1080p video.
My question is the following: With my old setup, I used the old Yamaha to switch inputs to the TV (which is an older Mits, by the way). My intent with the new TV is to use the 2700 to switch HDMI video there also. Any reason not to? The receiver has more inputs than the TV. And I wouldn't think there would be any degradation of video with switching digital signals?!? I think if the videos went direct to the TV and audios went to the receiver, I would have to switch both boxes to switch inputs? Several non-technical folks watch TV in our house and I want to make it as easy as possible.
Let me start off by saying that's a "wow" receiver. Wow.
Generally speaking, a "good" set like the Mitsu will have better video processing capabilities than most other components you can plug into it (notable exceptions are HD/B-R Players). That being said, it's generally frowned upon to let a receiver do anythign with the video signal when the TV internals could probably do it better.
Specifically, in terms of the 2700, I don't know how good the video capabilites are. It could be as good as, better than, or worse. I dunno. Generally, keeping the receiver out of the video path is the better route to take, but the 2700 being a high-end unit may be an exception. I'd juggest you trial and error the situation and see which way looks best. One alternative would be (assuming the 2700 has this option) would be NOT to upconvert component and/or HDMI/DVI connections. Insted just pass them through.
Now, the problem with upconverting SD connections like s-video or composite to an HD resolution through your 2700 is that Mitsus limit your number of viewing formats for HD content to "standard" and "wide expand" neither of which are good for SD-viewing. By keeping the SD input at 480i, the set will give you 6 or 7 choices of which "narrow" and "stretch" look best for SD content.
In my not-so-humble opinion, the best course is to always feed the TV the original signal in its original resolution and let it do its own work.
Also, if you setup NetCommand properly, it will control your receiver and switch audio inputs for you. (The only bug I've found in the new netcommand versus the one from a year and a half ago is that the new one doesn't seem to be powering on/off the receiver...