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Chapter 10. Using Your System > Using Your Receiver’s Video-Switching Capabilit...

Using Your Receiver’s Video-Switching Capability

Your receiver is the central hub of your system, possessing features that can help simplify controlling your system. As discussed in Chapter 8, you can choose to route your video signals through your receiver or directly to your video monitor. If you route the cables through your receiver, you have many video inputs that are connected to the receiver, and a single video output that is connected to the video monitor. If you choose to route the video signals directly to the video monitor, you have many video inputs that are connected to the television. Although video purists recommend routing the video signals directly to the monitor, I recommend using your receiver to do the video switching, especially if you’re trying to simplify your system’s operation.

So, how does using your receiver’s video switching help simplify operation? Consider how your system functions if you have the DVD player’s video signal and the satellite receiver’s video signal running directly into the television monitor. Think about the number of remote control commands you need to execute when switching from watching satellite television to watching a DVD. First, you need to get the television to its correct input. Then, you have to get the receiver to the correct input. This synchronization can be confusing for novice users, and it adds complexity to macro commands.


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