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Best way to connect components

I just bought the Samsung Q900R TV. I have never had a TV with this "One Connect Box". What is the best way to connect my system.
1. Samsung Q900R 65"
2. Yamaha RX-V675 Receiver
3. Directv box
4. Sony 4k DVD player

Currently I have everything going to the Receiver. Then single HDMI to my older Samsung 4K tv. Going to install Q900 in couple days so thought I'd ask the experts.
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Is your equipment immediately next to the TV?
There are 4 HDMI inputs to the TV.
You could plug all your devices directly into the TVs ports.
Of the same way you have your old TV.
The most direct signal path the better. The lowest quality device in the chain will set the resolution.
Think about the control capability as well. Will the TV remote control the other devices?
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Regardless of traditional or "One Connect" the preferable way is EVERYTHING to AV Receiver, then a single HDMI from receiver to TV.

An AV Receiver is designed as the control box to switch all of your videos/audio simultaneously. The multiple HDMI ports on the TV are for people who don't have an AVR, or special connectivities.
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Thread is a little old but thought I'd reply anyway. I have a Samsung 82" Q90R. Like most panels, HDMI port settings are independent of the others. For instance, I have my HTPC connected to my AVR. The AVR HDMI output is connected to my one connect box. I then calibrate my Q90R for that source on that port. I also have cable TV but I calibrate it completely different than I do my HTPC. The only way to calibrate it different is to use a different HDMI port on the Q90R. So, I can't hook up the cable box to the AVR because it would be using the same Q90R port as the HTPC. Instead, I plug the cable box directly into the one connect box using another port. Now I can calibrate the Q90R differently for cable broadcast. Since the HDMI from the cable box is bypassing the AVR, audio needs to be sent to the AVR when watching cable TV. This is accomplished by adding an optical SPDIF either from the cable box and/or the Q90R SPDIF port. The best cable TV, antenna, etc. sends is 5.1 Dolby Digital+ afaik. Optical SPDIF is 5.1 capable and sounds just as it would if HDMI was carrying the audio.

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