Okay, I am trying to set this up right tonight. I have a Receiver which can do 5.1 surround sound. and has optical inputs, but not HDMI (so I can't use it to control the video unless I used SVIDEO or rca). I have HD tv, so I want HDMI.
I guess my question is, can I use my TV as a pass-through, so Video and Audio go to the TV using the HDMI, and then I use the TV-optical-out to go to the receiver? I don't know if I'll lose audio quality versus just going from the components to the receiver.
I'd prefer to go through the tv, so I have one less switch to change when I want to switch devices I'm watching.