Sorry If this is long (feel free to skip to my main question)
Ok, so I bought a new house. Whew, got that out of the way. Now, I'm staring at the empty living room, envisioning what I hope to be a pretty rad home theater. The thing is, my last setup was nothing but an old TV with a pair of cheap desktop speakers.
So, I decided to upgrade. I'm going to start with a basic setup(5.1 system, HDTV, PS3 for BluRay and Music and what not). After I get the hang of things, I'll upgrade again and go with some higher end stuff(unless I'm completely satisfied with this one). I'm already set in terms of what equipment I'll be using, all I need help with is the setup.
So here's what I have:
- A really nice HDTV. This is a MAJOR step up from what I had before. I bought the Vizio M-Series 50" Razor LED Smart TV with Theater 3D. I did my research and I went ahead and bought it off of Amazon.
Main product homepage: http://store.vizio.com/m501da2r.html
- A 5.1 home theater soundbar with wireless subwoofer. I prefered the soundbar because it was an easier setup and the wireless sub meant no more wires running everywhere. I ended up buying the Vizio S4251w-B4 from Amazon. It looks like a perfect combo with my Vizio TV.
Main product homepage: http://store.vizio.com/s4251wb4.html
- A PS3. I wanted to get a Blu-Ray player, a video game system, an Apple TV to display my photos on my TV(I'm a photographer). But the PS3 does all that and more so I ended up buying the new 250 GB PS3 Slim bundled with The Last of Us. I know the PS4 came out, but I'll settle for this one. It's gotten to the point now that unless I see some super magic coming out of the newer systems, I'll stick to the previous version.
Main product homepage: Honestly, just Google it.
Here's what I want:
Finally, my question. I want to connect all three in a way so that I get 5.1 sound from both my TV and my PS3 to my soundbar(which has rear speakers for those of you who didn't see the details).
Here's what I can work with:
The soundbar only has one optical audio input. The rest are analogs and RCAs which I believe cannot output 5.1(correct me if I'm wrong). I guess I'll have to switch the optical audio inputs between the TV and the PS3 everytime I want to use either one of them.
Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated, as I'm a visual more than an audio guy.
Thanks a lot, guys.