I have a 60" LG plasma 3D, Comcast HD cable, Panasonic 3D blu-ray player, and I just bought a Yamaha RXV573 receiver. Is it better to use the HDMI outputs for the cable box and blu-ray player into the receiver and then back into the television, or should I plug all the video connections directly into the television and just use optical inputs on the receiver for the sound. I would think it would be better to not use the receiver as the in between and just plug directly into the television. Seems like you would lose a little bit every time you make another connection.
I hope this doesn't sound dumb but I get conflicting answers at the stores. Some tell me there's no signal loss and just use the HDMI for everything. Others say use the receiver just for sound and skip putting the video through it.
Thanks for any help you can offer.