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Reciever-ness

EpiEpi Registered User regular
I was having an argument with my roommate on proper home theater setup when it comes to running audio and video.

Here's the simplified situation:

There's a blu-ray player, and HDTV and an reciever in the setup.

Would the proper wiring be to run HDMI from the blu-ray to the receiver and then the video from the receiver to the tv?

The alternative being running the HDMI to the tv and then running optical audio from the tv to the receiver.

We need resolution. Thanks!

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    ZoolanderZoolander Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It really depends on your receiver, but if your receiver is recent and of pretty good quality, all audio/video inputs should go straight to the receiver.

    Running optical audio from the TV to the receiver is generally a bad idea. Better is to run optical audio from the Blu-Ray player to the receiver.

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    mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Zoolander wrote: »
    It really depends on your receiver, but if your receiver is recent and of pretty good quality, all audio/video inputs should go straight to the receiver.

    Running optical audio from the TV to the receiver is generally a bad idea. Better is to run optical audio from the Blu-Ray player to the receiver.

    This. If your receiver correctly handles the HDMI audio, just use it. If not, then run an optical cable from the Blu-Ray player to the receiver. Going from TV to receiver is rarely optimal. Especially if your TV (like many) doesn't pass full digital audio from the HDMI out; many will downmix to stereo (well, Pro-Logic surround) instead, then put that out over the optical.

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