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post #1 of 2 Old 02-13-2013, 12:51 PM - Thread Starter
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I have:

- Samsung PN50B540 TV (Aynet)
- Cable Box
- xbox 360
- Soundbar Sony HT-CT150

Option#1:

SoundBar -- HDMI -- TV
Cable BOX -- HDMI -- TV
Xbox360 --HDMI -- TV

With that setup, I can choose to have the sound of the TV or the soundbar


Option#2 (the recommended setup according to the soundbar documentation)

Cablebox -- HDMI -- Soundbar
Xbox360 -- HDMI -- Soundbar
Soundbar -- HDMI -- TV

With that setup, the sound is always through the soundbar, but it's a pain to switch remote/inputs


Anyway, any other advantage/inconvenience with both setups I'm missing ?
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I subscribe to the theory that, whenever possible, you should connect your sources directly to the soundbar. In my experience, this gives you the best sound quality. Many TV's only output 2 channel stereo.

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