I have been searching across the forums for a definitive answer on this but have found a lot of conflicticting advice and got arguaments either side. In october I am getting the new Pioneer 436XDE & AX4 Receiver. I'll have a few sources to connect to the system so was hoping to use the switching capability of the Amp for convenience. I'll have: A Network Media box (NetCap when it gets ordered) on component out DVD player (Pioneer 868 on HDMI) SKY+ (Maybe through a JS box into component) DVD Recorder I know the media box of the Plasma has loads of inputs but I was hoping to use the receiver to switch. Would I lose that much picture quality in doing so? Does sky RGB -> Component lose any quality (I have seen reports on here that the JS box works well)? Will switching hdmi through the receiver alter the quality or will it be bit for bit transfer? Thanks in advance. Bix.