How we all doing?
I just want to say first that my level of expertise on this area is very little so all the help would be appreciated!
This question is more out of curiosity than anything.
I own a 360 and I might get a Playstation 3. I know that both systems require that optical cable to get 5.1 surround sound. I've looked into several home theater systems and their receivers only have one optical input. Is it possible to get 5.1 sound out of both systems without
1. Buying some selector switch of some sort
2. Unplugging and plugging it again for each source each time I use it?
Also I haven't realized how complex receivers are nowadays with HDMI inputs/outputs and what not, which I really don't know what they're used for.
Can I just connect all the video inputs to the TV and all the audio inputs to the receiver to get 5.1 for both the PS3 and Xbox 360?
Also how about getting 5.1 for just watching regular TV?