This is the week - finally. I purchased the television saturday (Hitachi 65swx20b) and the receiver choice will be made today (Sony 4es or H/K 525 - this I haven't decided). The room is coming along. Now, my question is what cables and surge protection do I need to hook up the following: Hitachi HDTV monitor Sattelite receiver Audio Receiver CD player (with optical out) DVD Player I am just confused on Optical/Component/Composite/SVHS when I have the choice through the receiver to go any of these routes. I REALLY want to do all switching through the receiver if possible (one reason I landed on these two receivers). I would like to get the cables and buy a surge protector at the time I get the receiver, so anyone that can tell me how to identify a good surge protector without getting screwed and which connections I should be using for these components would be greatly appreciated. Even reading as much as I can on here, I remain confused. Thanks!