I'm in a bit of a pickle here.....
I have an LG soundbar (having problems finding the model) that has my Xbox and Tivo connected to it.
Shortly, I'll be switching to recording TV on my PC and using my Xbox as an extender. This will free up a connection on my soundbar.
This is my problem, I found a cheap Blu-Ray player on Woot!. It has everything I want, Blu-Ray playback, Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, VuDu and others (instead of paying for a Microsoft Live account), but it doesn't have optical out. My soundbar doesn't have HDMI, only optical.
So I'm wondering, my Blu-Ray player will be connected to my TV via HDMI. My TV has an optical out. If I use the optical out from the TV to the soundbar, how ****** will it sound? Will it just send the HDMI signal out through the optical port on the TV, or will my TV process it and send it to the soundbar.