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I have always used my AVR as the selection between HDMI inputs then have one HDMI go to the TV. For audio in prevents another choke in the bandwidth and keeps the signal chain simple. For most people though this will never matter to them and going directly to the TV would be fine. I enjoy ULF bass and with some many things to pass through you are already adding a huge Hpass when doing so.

BUT for just gaming you should be fine passing through the TV unless the TV is trying to do processing also in which I would stick with the AVR first.

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I am just hooking up the gaming console to the tv directly via the hdmi slot..

Would it be better to go thru another means? Please explain the hookup procedure.
From an input lag stand point. Going directly to the display from the source, will give you the least amount of input lag.


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I have always used my AVR as the selection between HDMI inputs then have one HDMI go to the TV. For audio in prevents another choke in the bandwidth and keeps the signal chain simple. For most people though this will never matter to them and going directly to the TV would be fine. I enjoy ULF bass and with some many things to pass through you are already adding a huge Hpass when doing so.

BUT for just gaming you should be fine passing through the TV unless the TV is trying to do processing also in which I would stick with the AVR first.
By using the AVR, it would allow the use of the "home theater" speakers, right? If going directly to the tv, then I would be forced to use the TV speakers or no?
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From an input lag stand point. Going directly to the display from the source, will give you the least amount of input lag.
cool. Thanks for the insight. I was thinking of doing this from the start. Now, the other reply mentioned the use of AVR so that got me curious since afterall I do have home theater speakers and the tv will be hooked up to an AVR.. This way, while playing, I can use the home theater speakers, right?
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I have the PS3 connected to the AVR then on to the TV versus PS3 to the TV then using a Toshi Link to the AVR. I have tried it both ways with Game Mode on and off, still couldn't see a difference in lag.

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By using the AVR, it would allow the use of the "home theater" speakers, right? If going directly to the tv, then I would be forced to use the TV speakers or no?
Yes but you can always use the audio out from your TV to the AVR to use your HT speakers. BUT ARES seems to have answered the no lag issue so I think your set there.

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yes. Thanks again to everybody. This is a good thread for basic input questions. Much appreciate it everybody!

Now, just have to wait for the playstation 4 and Xbox one!
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That's what I do, connect my X-Box to my AVR & let it do the switchig. I'm sure I have lag between my wireless connection & this hook up, but don't know how much. I know in some 1st person shooter games, I'll pulll the trigger as the other player shoots me. Sometimes the replay from his perspective shows he really started shooting significantly before me...I just consider that lag, but I'm not sure.
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That's what I do, connect my X-Box to my AVR & let it do the switchig. I'm sure I have lag between my wireless connection & this hook up, but don't know how much. I know in some 1st person shooter games, I'll pulll the trigger as the other player shoots me. Sometimes the replay from his perspective shows he really started shooting significantly before me...I just consider that lag, but I'm not sure.
Main thing is that you are happy with the setup. Ideally, I think this is the way I will do the setup as well, this way, in addition, will get full use of the home theater speakers as well for the full affect. Thanks for your thoughts. appreciate it.
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