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The main difference of course is that the cable sound is DD 5.1 whereas the BD sound is (usually) one of the lossless codecs - Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA.
Here in the UK my satellite TV service gives me full-fat DD 5.1 sound on movies etc and I can hear no difference at all between the 5.1 off the satellite TV and 5.1 off a DVD. YMMV in the US of course.
You might also want to consider REW which is more powerful and flexible than OmniMic. The latest version of REW only requires a single HDMI connection to the laptop. A suitable, individually calibrated mic is about $100 so that also makes REW the cheaper option (the software is free).
Check out the new REW thread linked in my sig for more details and plenty of help and advice.