ptsenter, I really appreciate your advice.
So, as it stands now, I'd need 2 HDMI cables( to run from my HD-STB and DVD to the TV) as well as 2 optical cables,( to run from the STB and DVD to Receiver) correct? (and forget about the opt. cable from the TV to the rcvr.)
In regard to your point about a new HDMI receiver, where I could run everything through it, as opposed to my current equipment, would I really notice a tremendous difference in the audio?
Obviously, if I also purchase a new rcvr., I'd be able to hook everything up as it should be, ease of use would be a big plus, however, that's a big chunk of change if I'm not really going to notice any difference in the audio.
Again, Any and all advice is sincerely appreciated.
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