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Connect DVD/Cable to TV or receiver?

Old 10-13-05, 04:14 PM
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Connect DVD/Cable to TV or receiver?

I recently took the plunge into the HDTV world. I bought the new 40" Samsung LCD (not sure of the model number). The guys at Best Buy told me to hook up my cable box and DVD directly to my TV. My TV arrives tomorrow so last night I was disconnecting some of the old gear (bought a new DVD/VCR combo) in preparation and noticed the DVD and cable component jacks on the back of my receiver. I think it would really only be for my DVD as the cable and TV are HDMI and I think that's better than component cable?

Question is: Is there a difference (in quality or otherwise) if I hook up the cable and DVD to my TV directly or is it better to run it through my receiver instead?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

Sean
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Old 10-13-05, 06:13 PM
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If you have enough inputs on the TV, run video directly to the TV. You should really only bother running video through your receiver if you need the extra switching capability.
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