TV audio output was excellent. I tried both analog and digital and could tell zero difference on the YSP. Got my wife who has better hearing than I and she thought maybe she could hear a difference, but didn't know which sounded better. Since digital was newer, I left that connected and also ran digital out from my DVD player (later Blu-Ray) with good results.
My ears seem to latch on to the various digital surround processing modes and after about two months of experimenting, finally set the YSP up for 3.1 channel (stereo plus center) and enjoyed for three years.
My biggest disappointment with the Yamaha was the lack of sufficient dynamic head room. I have been listening to very good hi-fi speakers for music for the last 35 years and the change in dynamics was dramatic. Still overall, a good soundbar on both voice and music.