I anticipate receiving the 52ex701 sometime next week. I have a R50XBR1 with the blob problem and Sony offered the EX at a significant savings. It is an awesome deal considering the TV is out of warranty.
I am preparing to wall mount this TV and want to prepare the possible in-wall cable runs. Does anyone know if this set (EX701) will pass analog audio single from an input to the Toslink output?
I plan to have my AV receiver connected to HDMI 1 on the TV set and my DirecTV connected to HDMI 4. I would also like to have my Wii connected to one of the Component inputs on the Set. My BluRay and Xbox will be connected via HDMI on the receiver. I feel this configuration will allow me to set the appropriate video settings of the TV to the input at the TV and allow me to have separate settings for the DTV, Wii, and BluRay. The X-Box is hardly used and if the Netflix of the TV works reasonably well I will probably get rid of it. My AV receiver has 4 HDMI inputs as well. Future plans call only for a Boxee type device or HTPC.
Does this configuration make sense? I have read on this forum that audio will pass from all of the HDMI inputs through the TosLink output. The lynchpin of my plan will be if the TV set can also pass analog audio. I have also read on this forum that some of the recent manufacture Sony sets can indeed pass analog audio; I want to verify if the EX700 series can.
Thank you in advance,