I need some help understanding how to wire up my tv and sound.
I'm refinishing my family room and am planning for a 5.1 surround sound system, and am putting all of the cable box and receiver components in another room.The components I have going on are:
Blu-Ray 3D DVD player
Surround Sound Receiver (Still deciding which)
Surround Sound Speakers (5.1 setup)
1.) What type of wire should I be using between these components? HDMI's all around? Any Digital Optical or S-Video needed between the receiver or anything, or will HDMI pass all the info?
2.) If I am passing the cable wire to the cable box first, and then to the receiver, and then everything else through the receiver does make it more difficult to control the other components since they are passing through the receiver? Or does the receiver just need to be on, and then everything else will function properly?
I tried to use this wiring diagram creator online and this is what it showed me, is this the best way? Click the link and scroll down and you'll see the setup it recommends.Wiring with HDMI's
Here is another diagram that uses S-Video and Digital Optical, but am unsure if the DVD player are passing through the receiver or what not:Wiring without HDMI's
I'm a newbie at this stuff, I appreciate the help