This might not be the right area for this so I apologize in advance.
I purchased a Samsung LN52A650 and plan to purchase a Panasonic DMP-BD55K or a 35K. The difference, from what I've read is that you have to have 7.1 receiver to use the 35K. There is at least $150 difference.
I have a regular JVC DVD player that acts as a receiver, it's 5.1. I've just shelled out more than I have for the TV so I'm trying to set everything else up good but inexpensive.
Here is where I need help.
A) Since I'm going to get a Blu-ray player what kind of receiver do I need? If I get a 7.1 receiver then I can save money on the Blu-ray player.
B) Can I use my same speakers?
C) How can I hook up my Wii to the new TV? Is there are more "hightech" way than how it's hooked to the tube TV? (HDMI)
D) What cables are needed to hook the Blu-ray to the HDTV?
E) How can I use the TV as a monitor for my laptop? I have an older Dell Inspiration 6000.
F) I have no experience with HDTV... any suggestions on what to do or not do, please.
Thanks for reading