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I just ordered a new LCD/LED TV (Sony KDL-55W900A) that that's 3D enabled as well as providing online content (Netflix, etc). I can't afford to spring for a new receiver that has passthrough and ARC with comparable performance to my Marantz SR 7002. So looking for the best solution to my dilemma.
My solution for DVD, as of now, is to connect my Oppo BDP-105 via HDMI 1 to the receiver for multi-channel HD audio and to the TV with Oppo's HDMI 2 output for video. That should take care of that aspect. But for viewing and listening to the TV's own built-in streaming content, I don't think it would work to also hook up dual HDMI cables (for audio & video) because I would have to select one or the other on the Marantz -- right? And then there's my set-top HD cable box....groan.
So I'm thinking of using digital coax for the TV's audio output and HDMI to the Marantz for the video. And maybe the same for my cable box. I know it won't provide 3D content via cable (not really into that, anyway) and Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Plus don't do 3D either.
I've googled this thing to death, and am getting more baffled as to what the best logistic solutions would be to get the optimal audio and video with this TV. Can anyone who has a 7002/8002 provide some advice?