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I have been putting some thought into my home theater set up and I would like to get my Amp chosen before I move along any further.

Sources:
HTPC
PS3
a 3.5mm auxiliary in for an mp3 player.

One of my main needs for this system is to have a separate audio source from the video source that is displayed on my TV (essentially listening to music from the HTPC and Video from the PS3). I have read that many amps have this feature, Denon calls it "V. Select". The sticky part is there doesn't seem to be an amp that can do this for a hdmi source.

I'm wondering if it is still worth it to buy a receiver that has hdmi inputs when I want to be running optical/composite audio anyway? If this is the case I don't want to overpay for features I won't need.

This is one of the receivers that jumps out at me. I'm liking the low price point and the two optical sound inputs.

Pioneer 5500-Watt 5.1 VSX-520-K

Thanks for any insight, I apologize in advance for any rules I may have stepped on.
 

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I dug a little deeper and what you are explaining seems to be a common feature among most AVRs. That being said nowhere can I seem to find what I was looking for. Video from a HDMI source and the audio from a different HDMI source.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the Pioneer 5500-Watt 5.1 VSX-520-K?
 
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