Need amp/ TV connection advice with ARC HDMI.
I need some very quick set up advice. I just had to replace my Onkyo amp and my LG tv (long story).
I have an Onkyo TX-RZ630 coming tomorrow, and a Sony XBR55X950G TV ready to go. In my old set up the HDMI cable from the satellite DVR went to the Onkyo amp (which powers 7.1 speakers) and then the monitor HDMI out from the Onkyo went to the LG TV. However, both the Sony TV and the new Onkyo amp support (and in the case of the TV, have a special port for) ARC connections (Sony calls it E-Arc/Arc... the same thing?).
So my question is: HDMI cable from DVR to Onkyo, then HDMI cable from Onkyo to TV, as before (and best to use the Sony's ARC HDMi port for this?) OR better to go HDMI cable from DVR directly to one of the Sony TV's HDMI ports then an HDMI cable from the Arc/ARC HDMi port back to the amp? The latter sounds strange to me.
I'll post this in the Display forum as well.