We will be redoing our family room and buying either a Samsung F8000 or 8500- still debating. Bought a new Yamaha receiver and will be getting a new Bluray, etc. I understand that the cable box, Bluray, etc. all must be hooked up to the receiver which then goes out to the TV, and made sure to et a receiver that has pass through so if I just want to use the cable box and not the receiver for simplicity I can (my Mom uses it a lot and would have trouble with all the gadgetry).
My receiver is wireless ready but I need an Ethernet connection- which I know means I either need an Ethernet adaptor or need to run an Ethernet cable line to it. Any recommendations there? I know Netgear makes an adaptor and there is also an airport express, which has been suggested as an option.
Anyway, I checked out Monoprice's HDMI cables. Not seeing much in the way of High speed cables with Ethernet, unless I am missing something (only some very long ones). Then I was reading about their Redmere cables- are they a good option- or is the unidirectional feature a problem? What about the audio return fro the TV to the receiver- is that a problem with those cables? And if I use the Redmere cables- I assume it goes from receiver to TV- but what bout receiver to cable box, Bluray, etc.- does everything else go from the device to the receiver in direction?
Sorry for what probably are very basic questions, but I can't seem to find an explanation online that I can clearly understand. It all seems so complicated!