I am trying to understand which audio signal is better.
My LED TV has a Optical out and my receiver has an optical in.
I have Pioneer VSX-1021 receiver
TV is Samsung UN55D5000 LED TV
Now is it better to connect my Xbox, DVR to my TV through HDMI and than send the audio signal via Optical cable to receiver to play through sound system.
By this setup i can mute the tv volume and switch on the receiver for surround sound or if i don't want to use the receiver, i can turn it off and use the TV volume to play sound.
Should the HDMI out of xbox and DVR be connected to receiver HDMI in and than receiver HDMI out to TV HDMI in.
Basically i am trying to ask the different in these 2 setups.