Originally Posted by kennyt
You could run 1080i either by component or HDMI to DVI-D cables/adaptors. The two cables to the TV (red/white) you refer to are I assume are only so someone can watch and listen to the TV without the use of the receiver, if you always use the receiver, they are unnecessary. If you do not have two DVI connectors on your set, you could add a DVI switcher pretty cheaply..... This would allow you to run digital video to the display, if I am right in my assumption (with no model # I can't be sure, but I think the Mitsu TV you have is a fixed pixel display (non CRT which I suspect it is at three years old) you will benefit from not having the video go from digital (source) to analog (component) into the TV, then back to digital (to display) Just like your computer monitors, you want a digital connection to minimize conversion problems.
Let me know if you want to go this route, I have some lying around not likely to ever see use in my system again.
Or, also what if I use component RGB From Direct HDTV receiver to the HDTV. And then run the HDDVD HDMI out with a DVI adapter to the HDTV DVI IN? Or would that cause problems with HD TV viewing of direct tv hd broadcasts?