I had an all-in-one dvd unit which had it's own built in amp to drive the 6 speakers that came with it. The dvd unit has died, and I have replaced it with a new dvd recorder. I now have no way of connecting speakers to the dvd recorder, so am listening to the sound from the dvd through my tv speakers(sounds really crap in stereo!). I'm looking at buying an AV receiver unit(I think that is what I need). I have a dvd and a sky+ box. I've had a look at these AV receivers, and it looks like they feed the video(and sound) from my current sky+ box through the receiver(via optical and composite video) to the tv. Now, I plan on getting the sky+HD box and a new 32" HD LCD tv in the near future. My question is, will these AV receivers feed the HD LCD tv with the HD signal, or will I have to feed the video from the sky+HD box directly to the TV, and thus bypass the AV receiver? i.e. will the AV receiver pass the hd signal from the sky box through to the tv, or do i need to get a HD compatible AV receiver?