There have been several threads recently on the subject but I don't want to hijack or muddy them up with my situation. Recently upgraded to a Panny 50" G10 plasma. Santa brought me a Panny BDP. I've been looking at Monoprice for HDMI cables and trying to decide what I need to get. I originally was looking at 1 from BDP to receiver and 1 from receiver to TV. Would I benefit from adding another from cable box to TV? Also, if I want to watch TV or BD without having the receiver turned on (TV speakers only), does anyone know if the Pioneer Elite VSX01 passes the signal without running redundant cables?