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darcilicious
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Re: Question on Sound Quality from AV Receiver

That receiver has four HDMI inputs -- any reason you're not using HDMI from each device (DirecTV box and DVD player) and then one HDMI cable to the TV?
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Joker
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My DirecTV box which is a HR21 only has one HDMI, one Composite and one Component.
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darcilicious
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said by Joker:

My DirecTV box which is a HR21 only has one HDMI, one Composite and one Component.

That's fine (and pretty much the standard)

All your (playback) devices should connect HDMI out to one of the four HDMI inputs on the receiver.

Then a single HDMI out from the receiver to HDMI input on the TV.

You will get sound and video from all you devices to your TV by switching the inputs on the receiver with the receiver remote control.
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Joker
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If I plug the HDMI from my DVD player into my AV receiver, where do I get my picture from? I have composite cables running from the DVD to the AV. My AV receiver is not directly plugged into my TV.
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darcilicious
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HDMI will do both audio and video.

Your AV receiver should be plugged directly into your TV, that's the whole point. You use one HDMI cable in between your AVR and the TV.

You plug your HR21 into the receiver using HDMI.
You plug your DVD player into the receiver using HDMI.

Then you select which you want to use (HR21 or DVD player) by selecting the right input on the receiver with the receiver remote control. Whichever input you select on the receiver will show up on the TV.
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Camelot One
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And then get ready for a substantial change in sound quality! It sounds like you are running pure analog stereo right now. Get those devices connected to the receiver via HDMI so you can get some real surround sound!



Joker
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reply to darcilicious

thanks