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by: ZOD November 29, 2005 12:50 PM PST

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HDMI sources through a receiver or straight to your TV?

by ZOD - 11/29/05 12:50 PM

I have been researching for months and am almost ready to take the plunge and assemble my home theater system. The TV will be the Sony 60XBR1, DVD will be a Sony model with progressive scan and HDMI, and for a receiver I am looking at the Yamaha RX-V1600 or the Denon 3806. I will be getting my HD through Direct TV. My question is, should the the DVD and Direct TV be run through the receiver (since both models have 2 HDMI inputs and up-conversion) or should they be run directly into the TV. If I do run them directly through the TV, how does this affect or limit my ability to use the surround sound capabilities of the receiver. Obviously, if I don't need to have the video sources go through a receiver, I can save money by buying a receiver without HDMI and spend the money elsewhere, like the speakers. Many thanks.

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