A/V Receiver application

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I have just purchased a HDTV (Samsung HLT6189S, 1080p) which I will
use now with a cable box, but intend to switch to satellite in a few months.
The HDTV has 3 HDMI 1.3 inputs.  I will need to also purchase some
external speakers with amplifier.

My question is, what does the A/V receiver I've seen discussed here do?
The 3 HDMI inputs seem like enough, since all I can imagine hooking
up is a DVD player.

Apparently HD players do not contain amplifiers, so does that mean I
will need to buy an extra DVD player with my amp/speakers?

I just have a 15 x 14 room, so my needs seem minimal.  What am I not
understanding?



Re: A/V Receiver application
to get started all you need is the hdtv and a hdmi cable. the cable is both
audio and video.
So the hdtv will play the sound for you. If you are going to get an amp and
speaker
they should also have hdmi input and outputs. you run your cable box hdmi
cable into the input
on the amp then to the hdtv. the same is true with any dvd or hd/bluray
player. If the amp you purchase
has dolby 5.1 decoder and you cable sends the 5.1 your amp will decode it
and there ya go.
One other thing is that 5.1 is becoming an older standard there are newer
and better versions but
the amp must be compatible with them.

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