you made me feel smart today…went to Best Buy to buy a DVD player – for my HDMI TV. So, a HDMI DVD player made sense and a Samsung BlueRay was under $100….so ok. But, then, they pushed and pushed to sell me a HDMI receiver (so I can use my sound system) and make connection of the components so much easier. Agreed,it would be easier, but, another $250. But, the last straw was the push,push,push of the monster cables “absolutely necessary for best picture AND sound quality” that would have cost another $160. I left the store empty handed til I could check this matter out. Thank you.