Hi. I am having a 55gt30 delivered on Saturday (BB display model, paid for by service plan on Samsung PN50A650 that developed a bad display).
Here's my question: I plan to connect a Directv DVR and a PS3 as my sources. My Pioneer Elite AVR supports HDMI but not ARC nor 3D. I want to be able to watch 3D, so I need to run an additional HDMI through the wall to the TV (one from each source). Until now I have run HDMI's to the AVR, and let it deal with audio, and have run 1 HDMI from the AVR to the Samsung for video.
Would it be better to just run optical/coax from the sources to the AVR for audio, or, since I would like to use the AVR for audio from the TV for off-air and Viera apps as well, run a single audio cable from the TV to the AVR for all audio signals? Is there a better way to address the issue? I cannot tell from the Panny manual I downloaded what sort of audio connection the GT30 has, or whether it is capable of passing DTS, DD5.1, etc.
Any help and/or ideas would be greatly appreciated!