So I just purchased the new Vizio 60" M series TV and love it! Only had it about a week. Finally decided on speakers (had to downgrade from 7.2 system to soundbar + sub b/c we are in small apartment now
and got the Vizio S5430w-C2 3.0 soundbar and the Pinnacle SubSonix 10-200 10-Inch 200 Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer (Black).
TV will be used primarily for Netflix watching (through smart tv functions) and gaming PC. I ALSO have a Wii-U and a Chromecast and our TV will be watched via DirectTV. Any movies are watching through my gaming PC's bluray player.
The TV has 4 HDMI inputs plus other connections I won't use. The soundbar has 1 HDMI in and 1 HDMI out (ARC) and an optical in plus other connections I won't use.
What is the best way to hook everything up? My first thought was to use the 4 HDMI on TV i would hook up: Gaming PC, Wii-U, DirectTV, Chromecast. Then i would just hook up soundbar to TV via optical cable.
My second thought after reading on these forums was I hook up the soundbar via HDMI (ARC) to TV and then the other 3 TV HDMI go to Gaming PC, DirectTV and Wii-U. And then when I want to use Chromecast I swap that with Wii-U.
Or should i do option 2 but do Wii-U through Component hookup and then I don't have to swap anything?
Basically, I want to make sure I am getting the BEST SOUND while watching DirectTV, Gaming PC's and watching Netflix since those 3 will take up the vast majority of usage.
Any guidance or advice is MUCH appreciated