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?