First off, I hope this is most relevant to this thread group. I am in the process of building my HT and am close to closing the walls into forever darkness. I will have my HD monitor on the center wall and my receiver and dvd on the right side wall about 15 feet away from the monitor. I need to run the correct cables through the wall before the walls are closed up or else I'm SOL. Here is what I projected. I will need to run a component cable from the TV to the receiver, and a component from the receiver to the DVD for watching movies. Then a set of audio interconnects from the TV to the receiver for normal TV use. My new reciever will have OSD, which I have never used. Will the component cable from the receiver to the TV display the OSD for the receiver? Please let me know if there is anything I should know, or anything I have missed. Thank you all so much for your outstanding knowledge.