I have three primary questions:
1. If I'm buying all components (tv, receiver, blu ray player, ps3, etc) new in 2010, does it make sense to have analog wires, or can I just go 100% HDMI?
2. I'm a little confused on distance specifications for cat 2 HDMI cabling (the "high speed"); I found numerous posts and the wikipedia article which explain the limitations/specifications of cat 1 / standard on small-mid sized screens. Currently, I will need less than 20ft between receiver and TV for a 65" screen. I may hook up a projector to do about 120" in a few months, but the distance will need to be about 35ft. Are both these distances feasible without real-world loss in quality? What is a good rule of thumb for HDMI on 65"+ screens in terms of distance at high speed spec?
3. The whole, "one cable" brings much confusion as I'm used to "input" and "output"
I would like to make sure I get the appropriate number of HDMI cables under such a setup: TV, receiver, game console (e.g. ps3/wii/xbox), computer, amp.
Would number three need hdmi cabling like so:
receiver <-> TV (1 HDMI)
receiver <-> game console (1 HDMI)
receiver <-> computer (1 HDMI)
receiver <-> amp (1 HDMI)
Assuming, of course, all the above are hdmi compatible.
Thank you for your time!