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I've decided it's time to be able to watch internet content such as Netflix on my home theater in my living room rather than on my MacBook Pro. My current components:
Denon AVR-4800 receiver outputting to five speakers and, via component video and S-Video, to a
Panasonic TH-50PHD7UY 50-inch plasma display
Pioneer DVL-919 DVD LD Player (Yes, I have LaserDiscs!)
DISH Network Satellite TV Tuner/DVR
audio cassette deck
The Denon has no HDMI input, so what I *think* I need is a SmartTV display which has digital-optical audio output that I can run into the Denon. Unless I'm on the wrong track, what do you suggest in a high end 50-60 inch display with that feature?
My living room is somewhat bright during the day and occasionally that's a desired viewing time;
I have both ethernet and WiFi at the home theater, but I'd prefer to use ethernet as the WiFi base station is in another room.