help with new hdtv and old receiver

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    I'm looking at purchasing a 46" sony lcd tv and have a pioneer vsx-515 receiver. Will I be able to hook all this up to my direct tv hd receiver and enjoy surround sound with regular tv as well as hook up a blu ray dvd player to everything or do I need to purchase a new receiver that has hdmi inputs and and output. We also have a Wii we'd like to hook up but not necessary.


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    Jeff
     
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    Depending on the number and types of inputs, you will be able to connect everything to the receiver with digital audio connections and enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS audio formats.


    I have 3 DirecTV HD receivers, a Blu-ray player and a regular DVD player all connected to a Pioneer VSX-1014 that does not have any HDMI connections. I'm in the process of building some RCA cables to connect the multi-channel analog outputs of my Blu-ray player to the multi-channel analog inputs of my Pioneer. That is the only way I can hear the newer HD audio formats without upgrading my receiver.
     
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    So...if I'm understanding correct. I'd connect the HD receiver to the pioneer receiver with a digital coaxial cable. what would I connect to the TV? Also, how would I connect the blu ray to the TV? an hdmi cable then the digital audio out to the pioneer receiver or something else? I'm pretty sure I get what you guys are saying...thanks for the help.
     
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    Yes. You can use HDMI or component cables (red, blue, and green) from HD receiver to tv, for video.


    Yes. But as mentioned, if you get a player with the multi-channel analog outputs, you can get the HD audio soundtracks from blu ray movies that way. HD audio isn't possible over digital coax or optical.
     

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