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Can anyone explain the advantage of routing video cable from hd cable box, regular cable box, and dvd through the receiver and on to the plasma media box. Why not just route the video cables directly to the tv? Total novice. Appreciate any input. Thanks so much.
 

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You may have more devices than inputs to the TV. Additionally, you can press one button on your receiver's remote and switch the audio and video to a different source, rather than having to switch the receiver and television. This second point is less of an issue if you have something like a Pronto.
 

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dcjme:

I would be careful routing your video signals through the AV receiver. Foosinho's description is accurate, HOWEVER, not all receivers actually have the bandwidth in their video circuits to handle HD. In addition, by putting the receiver in the video signal path it is very possible that you will add noise to that signal.


My advice is to route your video directly to the TV using a video switch if you need to and route your audio to your receiver. Then, as Foosinho implied, get a good remote for system control purposes.


Good luck!
 
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