TV, A/V receiver & component hook-up question
My current setup is this: Roku & Bluray player via HDMI to AVR, AVR via HDMI to TV, Tivo via HDMR to TV and Tivo via digital optical cable to AVR. This allows me to watch TV without turning on the AVR when I don't need the 5.1 setup (news, talk shows, etc.)
I'm getting a new TV that will have 4 HDMI inputs (only have 2 now). Wondering if I should run all 3 components directly to the TV via HDMI and take the optical out of the TV and run it into the receiver. This will allow me to watch anything without turning on the AVR if I don't want to (and also make it easier for my better half since she's confused by the multiple remotes.) It shouldn't make any difference in the 5.1 sound if the various outputs are going to the receiver directly or through the TV pass-through, right?