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Up converting DVD players

We are buying a Samsung HD plasma and an samsung up conversion DVD player. We will hook it up using an HDMI cable. Will there be a picture difference using the Up converting player compared to a standard progressive scan player.

Also, our reciever does not HDMI inputs. If we run the HDMI directly to our TV and then connect an optical cable to the optical cable out on the set and run that to the reciever, Will that work so we can have the great picture quality as well as Dolby Digital through the reciever?

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running vidio direct works great

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The only drawback is you have to switch inputs on t.v. and amp no big deal. Also h.d.m.i. switching amps cost a lot more I use my Denon 3805 for audio switching only good luck stewee

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I don't follow.

In reply to: running vidio direct works great

Do you mean switching cables around or what? I don't quite follow....

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Try this...

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I understand why you are taking the HDMI from the DVD player to the TV, but I worry about taking the audio-out from the TV to the receiver. I guess that would work (and keep 5.1), but why don't you just hook the HDMI to the TV (as planned), but then take the optical audio-out from the DVD player an connect that to the receiver? You may need to turn the audio down on the TV if it interfers with the 5.1 on the receiver. I wonder if there would be any audio delay if you took the audio-out from the TV and plugged that into the receiver?

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wasnt sure if that would work

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I didn't know if that would work since the HDMI carries video and audio, you would be transfering audio in 2 ways . My TV has two HDMI inputs, so I could plug both my DVD player and cable box into the TV and run the optical output.

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