I'm at my wits end trying to work out the various combinations of ways to cable myself up, so I'm asking for help and any alternative suggestions (in case I'm thinking myself into a corner). I'm about to redo the lounge so cables currently travelling via conduit will be chased etc so I need to make sure I wire it up properly. My video sources are: Xbox 360 (component at the mo) PS3 (component) SkyHD (component to projector, HDMI to TV) DVD player (component) Wii (composite!) My video displays are: Toshiba 37WLT58 LCD TV (1366x768 native). One component input, two HDMI inputs, SCART, composite etc Panasonic PTAE900 projector (720p native). One component input, one HDMI input, one VGA input then I have an old Sony STR-DB830 receiver for surround duties I feed all of the component kit into a 4x2 component switcher which is on its last legs so will need replacing. That then sends its output to the TV (nearby) and projector (across the room via 10m component cables) The wii is only plugged into the TV via the composite cables (don't really see any need to connect to the projector). I'm thinking that I don't really need HDMI as I don't buy into all the PR stuff and I'm happy with component as a video source for the foreseeable future. The only thing tempting me to go HDMI is for bluray audio via the PS3 (otherwise its just downmixed DD5.1) My current thoughts are 1) I need twin video outputs. There aren't many 4 input, two output component switchers anymore. So maybe just a 4 input, one output switcher, then into a 1x2 distribution box like that by JS technology. That then feeds the PJ and TV. 2) Maybe forego the switcher and put the funds towards a HDMI-audio receiver (eg sony 3200ES). I'd still need to split the component output though but not a big deal. The upside of this is that I'd then get proper surround sound from my bluray movies. 3) If I did use a receiver for switching, I need an alternative solution for at least sky, and maybe the DVD player for when the wife wants to watch during the day. She won't want to faff about with the amp for GMTV/Cbeebies. I'm thinking perhaps just hooking SkyHD up directly via HDMI to the TV as well as via component for the amp. Most other things are used by me so I'm OK having the receiver on for those. Not sure on the DVD player though - I might have to check if it can output svideo/RGB simultaneously with the component outputs. 4) should I wire up HDMI across to the projector anyway just in case? It'd save me about £100 if I skipped it for now, but would I regret it later?