Yamaha RX-V2600 w/ Aragon 2007 is being hooked up to my 7.2 living room system. I was going back and forth whether or not to use the Aragon 2007 or not but after reading from Clint's review of the 2500 which presumably has the same amps I decided to give my SongTowers and SongCenter every advantage. The purpose of this thread was initially about whether or not to use the amp but I'm past that now. The question at hand is how the 2600 is going to handle an HDMI signal from my HD cable box. I want the TV to work while the 2600 is off. Is that going to work? I don't really care about the cable signal going into the 2600. For me it's all about what comes out of my DMP-BDT500 but it would be nice to have the option of just letting the girl watch her shows with just TV speakers like she has been doing or turning on the system for the odd occasions that I watch a TV program. The DMP-BDT500 will have an HDMI cable going straight to the TV and 8 channel analog audio outs going to the 2600. For me that's the money. No doubt I'll have some questions about set up once I get to that. EDIT: I have this HDX-401E HDMI Switcher from Monoprice that supports spec. 1.3. Am I right in thinking that I should just use that instead of the rec'r which only supports HDMI 1.1?