Originally Posted by CharlyD
But I'm sure there's a significant portion of the market that is open to replacing key components and adding new sources (e.g. HD-DVD/Blu-Ray) when purchasing that new flat-panel display. A receiver/processor with 6 HDMI inputs and one or two sets of legacy inputs (composite, s-video, component, etc.) could be offerred at a substantially lower price over a device with similar functionality but with several legacy inputs and 2-3 HDMI inputs. Purchase of such a device would be more compelling too if the vendors would agree to standardize the CEC codes so that all connected HDMI devices could be controlled through the display with a single remote.
Great idea, but getting vendors to agree on one idea or thought, almost impossible.