I just ordered the 60" and would greatly appreciate any advice from members here on connecting it to my DTV DVR, Blu-Ray, and AVR. My system includes the following components:
Samsung UN60F7500 (on the way)
Samsung BD-F5900 Blu-ray (on the way)
Current generation DirecTV DVR (not the genie)
Elite VSX-74TXVi (old one that I've had since '06)
My question is what is the best way to connect the components so that I can still get 5.1 sound passing through my AVR from all sources (Blu-ray, DTV, Smart Apps in the TV like Amazon or Netflix)?
My old setup had the Blu-ray and DTV receiver connected to the AVR through the two HDMI inputs in the AVR and then one HDMI output from the AVR to the TV, which was basically just a monitor with no speakers. This worked great. My concern though is that if I set the new TV up the same way, how would I get 5.1 sound from the streaming apps like NetFlix to the AVR?
Would I need to change the entire setup and connect the Blu-ray and DTV directly to the TV via HDMI and then use either some type of optical or HDMI audio out on the TV and pass that to the receiver? If so, I've heard rumors that Amazon Instant will only play in stereo and not 5.1? Also, does it make a difference if I use optical or HDMI to get the sound out?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. i tried to figure this out in some other threads but didn't have much luck.