Hi all. Thanks first for past help.
I'm adding to my system and have some connection questions.
Here's what I have:
-Samung 43" Plasma TV - 2/HDMI, 1/Dig Opt
-Fios (f'n) tuner box - 1/HDMI, 1/Dig Opt 2/USB (that do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING)
-Pioneer BDP-94HD Blu-Ray player (being added) - 1/HDMI, 1/Dig Opt, 1/Dig Coax
-Pioneer PD-908F CD Jukebox (being added) - 1/Dig Opt
-Polk Audio RT Series 5.1 speaker system
I have the Fios box to the TV via HDMI and the TV to the AVR-1908 via Dig Opt. (I want to be able to listen to music while I watch TV and this was suggested here and works well.) The Blu-Ray player will run to the TV via HDMI and use the existing Dig Opt out to the receiver. It also plays CD media discs so I would also like to connect it via Dig Opt to bypass the TV if I want it off.
The problem is, that's 3 Dig Opt connections to the receiver... Is the Dig Opt output assignable as an input as well? Both the Blu-Ray player and receiver have Dig Coax so I could go that route, but am I sacrificing anything substantial? (other than potential noise problems)
I'm also thinking of running an Ethernet cable to my system. I have media files on my computer and would love to have access to them, but WiFi just don't cut it. I'd have 3 potential Ethernet connections, TV, Blu-Ray, and receiver, so would I just need an Ethernet hub to connect them all? And what's best, Cat 5, Cat 6, or? (And are all the cables florescent colors? Divorce pending on your answer...lol)
Thanks in advance for reading and for your help!