OK, I'm not totally helpless when it comes to hooking up my home theater BUT...I just purchased a Pioneer VSX-1015TX receiver and am hooking up my Sony KP-46WT520 and my Panasonic DVD-F87S and I am a little confused. 1)Why would I need to send the video through the receiver and not just straight in to the TV? Is that so the remote can control all my devices? 2)If hooking up my VCR (RCA cables), is there any purpose to running that through the receiver or should that just go straight to the TV? 3)I will use component video cables and coaxial for the audio. 4)This is going to cost cubic dollars as my receiver is about 20' from the TV/DVD. Any help would be more than appreciated!