Please help me to properly connect these components as I'm having a devil of a time! Components: 1. Onkyo 7.1 HTS5300 AV Receiver 2. Vizio LCD HDTV with 2 HDMI ports 3. Magnavox MDR-513H HDD/DVD Recorder 4. Panasonic BluRay DMP-BDP100 I do NOT have HD programming or a set top box so my Time Warner cable is just coming out from the wall. Goals: 1. be able to record one TV show with my DVR while watching another show on the TV 2. be able to watch blu ray discs and things I record with the DVR but have the audio come throughthe Onkyo receiver since it has DTS, premium dolby audio rather than just stereo audio. 3. with the TV and receiver turned off, the DVR should be able to turn on and record the audio and video signals from a TV show. When playing back the recording, it should be of the highest possible audio and video quality. Connections so Far Which I Think Are Correct: 1. Time Warner coax cable connected to the DVR. 2. AV receiver HDMI (out) connected to TV HDMI port/jack 1 3. Digital optical cable connects from AV receiver digital (in) to TV digital optical (out) 4. Composite yellow video cable from AV receiver Monitor Out to TV Video In (Onkyo connections diagram said this was necessary to watch videos played back on TV - ) Here's what's confusing me. To meet my goals, I don't know which of the following options I'm supposed to use: 1. using HDMI cables, plug both the blu ray and DVR into the HDMI-2 port on the TV (I'd have to use an HDMI splitter since I only have 2 HDMI ports on the TV and the HDMI-1 port on the TV connects to the receiver), OR; 2. plug them both into the AV receiver with HDMI cables Questions/Issues with Option 1 1. Do I need to connect the blue ray and DVR to the receiver as well as the TV in order to get the premium audio signals like DTS from the receiver? 2. If I want to play a blu ray disc or watch a TV show I recorded on the DVR, I first have to go into the TV's menu and choose an input source. On the Vizio, my choices are: TV, AV, Comp, HDMI-1, HDMI-2, AV, RGB and Media......there is no option to select AV receiver as the input source even though that is what the DVR and blu ray would be connected to. Do I need additional cables to connect the blu ray and DVR to the TV since there is no direct connection between them now? If so, what kind and where do I connect them? With Option 2, would I still need to connect the blu ray and DVR to the TV in addition to the receiver somehow? If so, what kind and where do I connect them? Any insight you can give would be greatly appreciated as I'm about to go nuts!