I just got a new LG TV and Slim PS3. Using simplink, I am able to turn on and control the PS3 using my TV remote, which I love not needing two remotes.
I'm planning on buying a receiver that supports simplink/cec/etc.. so that I am able to control the receiver with the TV remote. And then in theory, I would still only need one remote to control the PS3 and the volume on the receiver.
My original plan was to connect the receiver and ps3 to the TV and use the audio return channel (or optical out) on the tv to output sound to the receiver. Like the following:
Reciver <*----> TV <-----PS3 *audio return channel
I found out that my TV doesn't not support the DTS codec so if I play a bluray with DTS I'm not going to get any sound to the TV or receiver. So I'm forced to plug everything through the receiver like the following:
PS3 ---> Receiver <*---> TV
My question now is, will I still be able to turn on the PS3 and control it with my TV remote? Does the CEC go through the receiver?
P.S. I have the LG 47LW5700 TV, and planning on getting the Yamaha RXV571 this boxing day.