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Thinking about picking this up from Costco.
Ive been a dedicated seperate 5.1 guy for a while now, but I am thinking about trimming things down. I currently have a 5.1 speaker set up, an AVR, etc.
I jusr ordered a Vizio M501 which says it has 5.1 for it optical output. Does anyone know if Id always get full 5.1 no matter the source if thats the case? Be it cable, BD, Xbox, etc.
Id like to trim down my equipment, but I can keep the AVR if it is the only way to guarantee I get 5.1 out of the sound bar setup from all sources.
Trimmed down setup would be sources to the TV via hdmi and optical to the soundbar, which Id like to do but only if I can get 5.1 from all sources.
If I have to run the AVR it basically ends up just being a pass through for audio/video signal. The whole setup would be a lot cleaner without it since I have to run HDMI and optical for each of my sources since my current AVR doesnt pass audio of HDMI.