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Best set up for DVD/CD, TV Receiver

Is it better to run my DVD/CD player through the TV or through the receiver and then the TV? All products are Sony. I have cable TV

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Both the TV and the receiver have a tuner. One may get a better picture for you than the other. The only way to determine this is to try it each way and decide for yourself. Generally speaking the receiver will give you better reception, but not always.

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Depending on your DVD player and Bluray player, you might want to consider using just the Bluray player for DVD's and Bluray discs. If your plasma supports 1080p (or really anything better than 480i), you would most likely get a better picture out of DVD's since the Bluray player will upconvert the video to the better signal (of course this depends on your exact model of Bluray player). This will help to eliminate some cabling also.

Other than that, you're not going to eliminate much more cabling. If you really want to get tricky with it, pick up some split loom wire management and wrap them up with that. Be sure to run the power and signal wires separately though! Best of luck, and hope this has helped.

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