Originally Posted by Possumgirl
If I'm understanding correctly, using optical from TV to soundbar is fine because you're only inputting 2 ch. stereo from the mini PC audio jack anyway. If you want to add a PS3, connect it via HDMI to the soundbar and then use another HDMI connection from the soundbar to your TV. That way you'll have 5.1 audio available from the PS3.
You are saying that I should do two connections. One audio optical cable to get sound from PC and run separate HDMI from PS3 to Soundbar to TV for 5.1 sound from ps3.
TV is connected to Soundbar using an optical audio cable.
PS3 is connected to TV using HDMI.
Old PC has no HDMI or DVI so it is connected to TV using VGA and 3.5 mm audio cable (sound and resolution is terrible but i am working on it or may be get a newer HTPC)
If i connect PS3->->-HDMI->->-Soundbar->->-HDMI->->-TV, PCs sound wont come through soundbar and I won't be able to connect my Tablet or Phone directly to soundbar using HDMI Sound bar to play music as an external player. May be I could use HDMI switcher (no idea if they work). I might get everything to work great.