Please excuse my OCD while I try to put my best connection options with this soundbar to bed.
My wife made the mistake of asking me to bring the groceries in with this sitting in the trunk.
I have learned a lot from reading everything here but I would just like to make sure that I completely understand everything involved before I place an order at Monoprice. I have a Samsung (non-ARC) LED TV (http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/UN46C6300SFXZA
) and would like to connect a Samsung BD player (http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/BD-C5500/XAA
), my HD DVR from the cable company, and an XBox 360 Kinect. The way that I see it, I have 3 main options:
1. Purchase an HDMI switch, connect the BD player, DVR, and XBox to the switch via HDMI, connect the switch to the soundbar via HDMI IN, and connect the soundbar HDMI OUT to the TV.
2. Purchase a Toslink cable, connect the BD player, DVR, and XBox to my TV via HDMI, and connect the TV to the soundbar via Toslink.
3. Purchase a Toslink cable, connect the BD player to the soundbar via HDMI IN, connect the soundbar HDMI OUT to the TV, connect the DVR and XBox to the TV via HDMI, and connect the TV to the soundbar via Toslink.
My main concern is maximizing the sound quality. As far as I can tell, #1 above will accomplish that because I would be directly connecting everything to the soundbar. Is it really necessary to do that with the DVR and XBox? I understand that the sound quality will only be as good as the weakest link in the equation so I guess I'm asking if the output of my HD DVR or XBox 360 Kinect is good enough at the source to warrant connecting them directly into the soundbar or if I wouldn't notice a difference if I used #2 or #3 above.
Thanks in advance. I promise that I will go back to trying to do nothing but help people after I figure this out.Edited by Doctego - 12/11/12 at 1:36pm