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I have some connection questions so I hope this is where I should post them

First off the components I currently have are:

Yamaha RXV476 Receiver
Samsung PN42C430 42 inch plasma
Epson Home Cinema 8100 1080 projector
XBox 360
Wii
Bell Satellite

I stream through the X-Box for movies/shows from my computer, and also netflix through the Wii so...

What would be the best way to hook all the components so I can use the tv or projector?

Do I need to run everything through the receiver in order to use them with the projector?

Will I need a HDMI switch as there is only 1 HDMI output from the receiver?
 

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Alright I didn't go dig up your reciever specs but do you do your video switching through your Reciever and does it have HDMI outputs and how many?

HDMI is the way to go use it for everything, depending on your Inputs and ouputs you might have to buy an HDMI splitter. Depending on the age of your devices will depend if they support HDMI. If they do then use that.
 

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First of all, I recommend you review the manuals that came with your equipment. They have all the diagrams and explain things quite well.

You cannot hook everything up to the receiver and then output to both if your A/V Receiver has only one output. Also not sure if your A/V receiver can output on HDMI from analog inputs (Wii), you need to find out.
 

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According to the specs, this unit (I'm assuming it's the 467, not 476) does not transcode incoming analogue video to HDMI

http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/productdetail.html?CNTID=5117274&CTID=5000300&ATRID=1020&DETYP=ATTRIBUTE

Therefore HDMI will be fine, assuming you put a splitter downstream to handle the two displays. However, anything like the Wii will not be transcoded to HDMI, therefore the same connection you use for your input (say composite video), will be needed for the output to the particular display.

Cables/Connections FAQ: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76085

AVR features FAQ: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76082

I suggest you consider returning the AVR for one that does transcode (upconvert analogue video) - the 567 does.

http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/productdetail.html?CNTID=5117354&CTID=5000300&ATRID=1020&DETYP=ATTRIBUTE


Please read the following useful Post for those new to the forum and HDTVs - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741
 

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Thanks guys. You confirmed my idea.

There are 4 HDMI inputs and one output, so I will have to get a splitter to run to the projector as well.

Also, with the Wii, I run it to the receiver then to the tv, so if I want to run it to the projector I could use a RCA composite video cable from the receiver to the projector. Would that cause too much degradation????
 

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With the Wii, that's all you can do and it should be fine. I believe the Wii also has an option for component video (480P)?, but usually composite is fine.
 
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