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post #1 of 3 Old 05-30-2012, 08:20 AM - Thread Starter
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I have the Onkyo HT-S7409 and just ordered the Samsung un55es7500. In addition I have a ps3, verizon fios stb, a wii and I plan on purchasing a 3d Blueray player as well. My question is what is the best way to set up this system as far as wiring. Is it best to have all components(audio and video) go into the receiver then a single hdmi going to the tv or is it best to run direct hdmi's to the tv for video and audio cables to the receiver?

It's probably a dumb and simple question but I'm new to this and just curious what most people have the best results with.

Also any recommendations of a good hdmi cable? I see a lot of people love monoprice, are these cables good for the specs of the tv? I'm looking for very good quality for both 3d and blueray.

Thank you in advance for your recommendations!
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With the pieces of equip you listed, yes wire all into receiver with HDMI and 1 HDMI out of receiver into TV this will give you the best audio and video quality and ease of setup and use.

I use these monoprice HDMI cables and never had any issues with them.

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I second the vote for monoprice cables.

However, I also use a 6' HDMI cable from Big Lots that I got for $9(the most expensive cable in my system BTW), about a year ago.

I am not familiar with that AVR, but I know that the Wii only uses Composite and/or Component connectors(unless you bought an aftermarket HDMI converter cable. So the question would be if the AVR offers up conversion to HDMI from Composite and/or Component.

I will leave that answer to the manual, or any owners in the know...
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