Hi! I originally posted this in the Amplifier section, partly by mistake, and partly because the amp is the part of the setup I know least about. However, I thought I might get more joy in this forum, apologies for the repost. Components: TV : Samsung PS42Q97HD 42" Plasma Amplifier : Onkyo HTR508 Other : SkyHD, DVD Player, Xbox 360 (Component HD only) 1. Connections I'm imagining the following setup, please suggest alternatives if you see me making mistakes!! SkyHD ------(HDMI)-------> TV SkyHD ------(Optical)-----> Amplifier XBox ------(Component)-> Amplifier DVD ------(Component)-> Amplifier Amp ------(HDMI + Component) -> TV Amp -------------------------> Speakers So my video for SkyHD goes to TV, the audio to the Amp. Xbox video and audio go through the amp. DVD player video and audio go through the amp. I see this as being a possible setup, but would like to know the pros and/or cons of routing SkyHD through the Amp too (since that amp has HDMI in and HDMI out). If I don't route my SkyHD through the amp, then I'm not using the HDMI inputs/outputs on my amp (but I figure they'll come in use someday?). Hope this is clear, I would really appreciate some feedback. Cheers!