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Cable box -> component video+composite audio -> TV
Xbox -> component+toslink -> receiver
Gamecube -> s-video+composite audio -> receiver
DVD -> component+toslink -> receiver
Receiver -> component + s-video -> projector
I want to plan it so that I have everything but the projector in front of the living room, fishing the video cabling through the ceiling to the projector. It will be sitting on a shelf since a ceiling-mount would be either too high compared to the screen or too tilted.
The TV will mostly be for actual cable (from the 8300HD through component) with everything else going to the receiver and then to the projector. I may also want the projector to display the HD cable through HDMI, with digital sound going to the receiver. Note that this receiver does not convert video inputs. This means I need HDMI, component and s-video wired about 30 feet to the back, as well as 2 wall plates for each (although it looks like monoprice doesn't have s-video wall plates, maybe other places have them).
I guess my ideal situation here is finding a receiver that can up-convert s-video and component to HDMI, does 5.1x100watts. I could then the upconverted HDMI to the projector and keep component output to the TV (I would do HDMI to the TV as well but this disables volume control from the cable box, which I prefer).
I made an ugly PDF diagram, I zipped and uploaded it to Spread-it.com, click here
I appreciate all help given, except negative comments towards my PDF skills (my girlfriend has already covered that )