-You lose the ability to upscale DVDs.
-You lose all-around picture clarity and color range/depth.
-Depending on your audio gear, you stand to lose some nice audio formats.
-Depending on your display, you stand to lose some additional video functions.
In contrast, you'll lose very little
by sacrificing the Xbox's HDMI connection. I'd switch that to component long before I switched the PS3.
Originally Posted by rvs053063
Thanks. This will be a 52" set. If I have all of my sources connected to the TV via HDMI and then an optical from the TV to the receiver, I'll get all of the surround sound signal, right, from all of the sources with a single connection between my receiver and my tv?
This is tricky. Passing HDMI audio through your TV and out via optical to your receiver may not be possible. This is a bit out of the realm of my knowledge, but I'm not sure if there are (m)any displays that can do this. It should be able to do this with analog signals (RCA in, RCA out), but I'm not sure about HDMI in-optical out.
Right now I have my FIOS box that is hooked up to the TV via component since the set doesn't have HDMI inputs. When I listen to a TV channel through my surround system, if it really is only getting two channels, how is my receiver splitting that signal among my 5 speakers and sub? Thanks.
Matrixing. Standard fare for surround-era receivers. Here's a wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surround_sound