Originally Posted by cherry ghost
What inputs does your TV have, DVI, HDMI? If it has DVI, no need for anything HDMI. Just run DVI from the cable box to the TV. Do you already have a DVI to DVI cable?
What type of audio out does the cable box have, optical or digital coax?
What length of subwoofer cable do you need?
the tv is a samsung plasma that has 2 hdmi inputs. the onkyo reciever has hdmi as well. the problem is that the cable box is going to be dvi (I havent moved yet but they have told me that it will when i called them yesterday). i'll have to call them back to find out what kind of audio out the box is going to have.
i'm thinking i am going to need the following:
upscalinng dvd to reciever or tv: 1 hdmi cable
cable box to reciever or tv: 1 dvi to hdmi cable
tv to reciever: 1 hdmi cable
the audio cable (whichever one i need) for the cable box to the tv or reciever
so either way i see myself needing 3 cables. would it be better to connect the dvd and the cable box to the tv, and then the tv out to the reciever, or the cable box and dvd to the reciever and then the reciever out to the tv?
I'm starting to think it isnt going to matter much either way which way i connect everything as long as i have those 4 cables. then again i'm not sure so that's why i am asking.
thanks for the help
p.s. i am guessing the subwoofer cable would need to be about 5-6 feet long (maybe less depening on the distance from the tv stand to the corner of the room to the left or right)