Next time try monoprice.com, or bluejeanscable.com
Both are reputable and much cheaper than the big-box stores for often times better quality cable.
Personally, I would avoid using a lower-end receiver for the switching and run individual HDMI cables directly from each component to the HDTV. But I will defer to the experts. You can at least experiment to find which combination gives you the best mix of video quality/ease of controls for the whole rig. Congrats!
I just purchased a whole new set up and am JACKED! My question is this... how do I cable it? I want to do this in advance so I can buy cables online and not get gouged at BB and CC ($149 for 16' HDMI????)
52 Mitsu LCD 1080p 120hz w 3 HDMI
Onkyo TX SR605 w/ ipod dock 2 hdmi in and 1 out
Direct TV HD
DVD w HDMI
I originally thought about running DirectTV, DVD and Xbox directly to TV with 3 HDMI and an audio cable of some sort back to the receiver (digital audio?).
Is this the best way to do it? I have had feedback that says to use the receivers capabilities for DTS, Dolby etc and go from Direct tv dvd to receiver then to tv and xbox to tv...
Thanks in advance, everything gets here next Thursday!!!