I'm getting an Onkyo 3200, and was wondering if there's any difference, in terms of quality, between the following 2 hookup methods:
1) X360, PS3 and HD DVR with HDMI going to the TV for video (see pass-thru on the 3200), and audio (optical for the game systems, coax or RCA for the DVR) going directly to the receiver, or
2) everything to the TV, (game systems via HDMI, DVR via optical or HDMI, whatever direct TV has), and the TV to the receiver via optical
Basically, do you lose any quality going through the HDTV (panasonic G10) to the receiver, instead of hooking them up individually?
I've seen similar questions posed before, with no one answering, so I'll cross my fingers. Thanks for any help