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So now I have all three cable sets going from the receiver to the projector. I'm not looking forward to pulling that much wire through the walls when I do the ceiling mount installation.
Ah! Save your money kiddo. You need an upconverting receiver, doncha. I think there are receivers on the market now that upconvert composite and S-video to component. Does your projector have DVI or HDMI connections? I think receivers that will upconvert to those are gonna show up toward the end of the year. Save. Save. Save.
I don't run my video through my receiver, so I have about 4 or 5 connections to my HDTV. Of course, my equipment is only a 6-foot-run away from my HDTV, so no big deal for me. OK, for some things it's a 12 foot rum cuz I gotta run from the player down to the floor, along the baseboard, then back up to the HDTV. Am I the only nut that doesn't run his video through the receiver at all?