I'm looking for some suggestions on replacing the Onkyo system I have. Long story short, did some remodeling in my condo, and want to upgrade.
The speakers that came with the system were always kind of big and would prefer to get something much smaller. System is from 2006, so the speakers were rather large at that time.
Recently purchased a Panasonic TC-P60GT50.
My needs are:
- Smaller speakers
- 5.1 with the option to upgrade to 7.1 if possible
- More HDMI connections (currently only have 2 in the SR604 receiver)
- I mostly watch Blu-Rays and Xbox/PS3
- $500 budget
Is it better to run HDMI connections from Fios box/Xbox/PS3 to the receiver and then out to the TV, or run the HDMI directly to the TV then audio out to the receiver via Optical out?
The GT50 has ARC on HDMI port 2, and from what I've read, not all receivers are compatible with that.
Thanks in advance for your replies