My TV has HDMI ARC, but no optical out, so my options for a soundbar are either TV to soundbar via HDMi or Directv box to soundbar via optical. Is one option better than the other? Using HDMI seems simpler, but that limits my choice of soundbar to one which has HDMI and there aren't a ton of those.
My concern with optical from past experience is that I may get voice sync issues and I'm hoping HDMI ARC eliminates that concern. The HDMI ARC also is better if I have multiple sources, but right now I only have the Directv box. Thanks for any input.