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post #1 of 2 Old 10-21-2008, 11:00 PM - Thread Starter
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I hope this is the right forum.

Beginner Audiophile in training....HELP!!!!

I Bought a new Samsung A750. I'm going to mount this on the wall. I have the mount up with only (1) one in-wall rated HDMI (13ft) for now. I'm going to get the Time-Warner HD Cable box, and eventually a Blue ray player, and a receiver.
From what I understand, I should have at least two HDMI cables and one Optical in the wall. Would I need three?

(1) From Blue Ray OUT to TV IN
(2) From HD Cable OUT to TV IN
AND .
(1) Optical Digital..From TV Optical OUT to Receiver Optical IN
(I'm not always going to have the surround on)

What about the receiver? Does that also need a HDMI, and does that go into the HD Cable box?

I wanted to place the HDMI and Optical cables in the wall, before hanging the TV, so it will be ready to plug in, when I get them. Would it be ok to plug into the TV now and not into anything at the other end yet?

Since this TV already has a simulated woofer, and stereo speakers, I'm not in a rush to buy a surround sound, and a Blue Ray player, I just want to hang and watch my TV Now.

I've heard the Sony SD 350 is newer and faster loading and better viewing, than the Samsung 1500 series. Should I stay with Samsung because of the ANYNET sync, like the SONY BRAVIA sync, or should I not even worry about it?

Also, today, I saw a system for $300.00-$50.00= $250.00 ($350.00 at Amazon) for a SONY HCD-HDX274 5.1...receiver. I don't really want a DVD Upconverter, trying to keep costs down and don't need a huge monster DENON, or even want to spend lots of money for a small 9'x x12' room. The TV was enough!

Thanks. I know there are a myriad of ways to hook this all up with different components/cables, etc. Maybe I'm over thinking this. But Yes, I am confused. Thanks for any help. I guess it's off to Monoprice, since Best Buy and Circuit City are still pushing those Monster Cables1's and 0's.
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My friend across the street with his Sony 52W4100 TV, uses ONLY one HDMI cable into his TV. He has a Sony HT-SF2000 receiver, and uses Direct TV SAT. He says he plugs everything into his receiver with multi HDMI's, and he can still turn off his surround unit if he wants too.
Someone told me that I would have to run an Optical Digital Cable from the TV to the receiver to do this. My friend insists I only need One HDMI,as him, not an OPTICAL Cable. Does this optical cable support 5.1 ?

BEFORE I hang this TV, just wanted to make sure I don't need more HDMI cables and this Optical cable in the wall awaiting additional components,, because I will have to order it now at Monoprice.

THanks!!!!!!!
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