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Okay, I just recently got a nice chunk of money (Thank you, Alaska!) and am looking to buy a surround sound setup.
I currently have a JVC 42" LCD TV (Model # LT-42P789) with a Digital Audio Optical Out. I also have an Xbox 360 (Hooked up through HDMI; I also have a 360 optical audio adaptor), a PS3 slim hooked up through HDMI, and a Wii hooked up through component.
Now I'm a bit of a cheapass, so I don't want the super high-quality, top of the line thing. (After all, I only bought a 42" TV). I just want something that will sound good. I'm also unsure how to hook everything up: Should I have the audio go to TV through HDMI and then from the TV to an AMP through optical, or should I just wire in everything straight through optical.
And does the Wii do surround sound? How would I wire that in? Also, what kind of speakers are recommended (Again, I just want them to sound good; I don't need them to be theater quality or anything. If it wasn't for the surround part, I'd be happy with the speakers in my TV)
As you can tell, I'm a complete idiot when it comes to this stuff, so any help is good. I'm hopefully looking at a max in the $300-$400 range for the whole kit 'n kaboodle.
Also, I see a lot of super cheap HDMI cables on Amazon. (Some for as low as a penny). I know I don't need to spend $40 on a cable, but how cheap is too cheap?