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So, I posted in another thread that I am finally upgrading my 20 year old Rotel processor (works great but no HDMI) for a used 2016 Anthem that offers a wide variety of connection options. For video, the clear winner seems to be HDMI, but is that true for audio?
I have the option for HDMI (7 inputs), component (5 inputs), optical (3 inputs), & Coaxial (2 inputs). From what I understand, I can assign any audio input with any video input. Since I haven't had to deal with this many variations, what is the preferred order of operation? Any in-put (pun intended) would be appreciated.

The ones I am unsure about that I will be connecting are a Tivo device with a variety of options & an external DAC which I run my phone through. I'm pretty sure everything else is HDMI only unless my Blue Ray offers a component or Coaxial option.
 

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For your video sources, you want to use hdmi for both audio and video. I'm not sure I totally understand your question beyond that. Audio only sources probably have multiple options and deciding on which to use will require more detail of what options you have.
 

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@JohnRice that helps actually. Since the Anthem gives the flexibility to assign a different audio input from the Video, I wasn't sure if there was a better option than HDMI. Thanks, as always you are quick with a solution.
 

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@JohnRice that helps actually. Since the Anthem gives the flexibility to assign a different audio input from the Video, I wasn't sure if there was a better option than HDMI. Thanks, as always you are quick with a solution.
No problem. Glad to help. The bottom line is that hdmi is the only method that can transmit the latest audio formats like HD and Immersive (Atmos/DTS:X) so it's really the only one to use for those formats.
 

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