Sony HS-ST5000 Cabling
Best Buy installed my new TV and soundbar earlier this week.
TV: Sony 85 X950G
Sounder: Sony ST-5000
Before the new TV and soundbar, I used to connect everything to the TV and then a optical cable to feed the audio to the soundbar. I read that the optical cable is not capable to handle the new audio formats like Dolby Vision and Atmos.
The way they connected the systems were to connect nVidia Shield 2019, Blu-Ray to the TV via HDMI. Then another HDMI from the TV (eARC) port to the soundbar HDMI ARC port.
Everything works. I read that there are 2 options for the cabling; one is this current way and a 2nd way is to connect the other components to the soundbar and then 1 HDMI to feed video to the TV
For my new systems, what is the better option for cabling for best audio?