A Receivers - HDMI ports? SCART ports?
I'm new to home cinema and still a novice hifi-er.
The thing I'm not getting about AV Receivers is the HDMI ports? You can put HDMI inputs from your HD Sky box, DVD player and other sources, and then from your receiver into your TV.
But, the old receivers don't do HDMI, and do have SCART ports. Did you simply connect the picture cables to your TV direct from the DVD player etc, and the sound cables went from the DVD etc, to your reciever, then TV? Do people still do this with HDMI capable receivers?
I'm hoping to start off cheap and get older seperates from eBay, but i need to get my head round it first!