I have a Polk RMDS-1 Mk2 home theater setup. It has analog, coax, and optical dig connections - no HDMI. I am finally giving up the Mitsubishi 41" monster that has served me well for ~ 15 years and investing in a Panasonic TC-P54 G-25 and (probably) an Oppo BDP-83. I have a Motorola HD DVR QIP 7216-1 for Verizon FIOS. My question is about how to best integrate the Polk system vs biting the bullet and investing in a 21st century A/V receiver as well.
Will I get decent results by running the Oppo and Motorola into the Panny using HDMI and then dig out from the Panny to the Polk using dig out?
An alternative is Oppo --> Panny HDMI for video / Oppo --> Polk analog for audio (BTW, the Polk is 5.1, no 7.1). And Motorola --> Panny HDMI / Panny --> Polk, coax or optical cable.
If it makes a difference, I'll be using the Oppo for Blu Ray, DVD, and audio CD.
Or should I buy a new receiver with HDMI capabilities?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.