Is there any advantage of running the component video cables through my audio receiver? Why would you not just connect it directly to the tv. Do you get a better picture by running the video through your home theatre receiver? thanks
No picture quality advantage, and in some cases may actually worsen the picture quality. The only reason to do it is for convenience sake. If all your video sources run to your receiver first (dvd, vcr, video game, satellite) and a single video line runs from the receiver to the tv, then you just switch sources by making the selection on your receiver, no more changing the video source on your tv AND receiver everytime you switch from TV to DVD. Howeverrrrrrr.... The only way this is feasible is if all your video sources are using component video outputs. Which is highly unlikely. So your best bet is to run those component cables directly from DVD to tv.