IMHO, I think it best to avoid getting the video into your pre/pro if at all possible - which means buying a TV with enough inputs to satisfy your video switching needs. That said, I could have been happy with DVI forever, but in that HDMI has taken over, I still run it into my TV, BUT run S/PDIF to the pre-pro (coax or optical). I don't even have the sound turned on in the TV in my media room.
It should sound like it isn't there!
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
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Carver: C-4000 & C-1 preamps, PSC-60 preamp/tuner, TX-11a tuner, M-400 (2), C-500, M-500, M-500t, M-500t Mk.II, A-500x, AL-III loudspeakers (2 pr.)
Sunfire:Theater Grand III processor, Ultimate Receiver, Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, True Subwoofer Mk. II, D-10 Subwoofer