I'm interested in buying TV, Blu-ray player, sound system, HD box and Im worried about the all connectivity between them. The image is relatively easy to be setup since the most of the TV's have 3 or 4 HDMI inputs.
What about the sound ? What all the above must have (inputs, outputs) so I can enjoy a digital 5.1 sound ?
TV - 3HDMI inputs, 1 audio optical (output or input)
HD BOX: 1HDMI output, 1 audio optical output
Blu-ray player: 1HDMI output, 1 audio optical out
Sound System: 2 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output, 1 optical in, 1 optical out
Laptop: 1HDMI output
I can see 2 possibilities of connections:
Connect all HDMI to the TV and use an optical audio out from TV to the audio system or
Connect all HDMI to the audio system and use and HDMI cable to the TV (but the audio system has 2 HDMI inputs not 3)
So which is the best connection so I can enjoy true HD picture and sound ? What type and number of inputs/outputs must have the TV, blu-ray player, sound system, HD box ?