Right, 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 **** 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?