- Nov 1, 2011
- Real Name
I have just purchased my first HDTV. It is a Panasonic TC-P50ST30. I have a Panasonic DMP-BDT110P Blu Ray player, a Motorola DCH6416 DVR and a Yamaha RX-V661 AV receiver. My question is the best way to hook these together for optimum video, audio, and convenience. Should I run the DVR and Blu Ray to the TV with HDMI and then use the optical audio out from the TV to the receiver? Run video from boxes to TV via HDMI and then run audio from each box to receiver via digital audio? Or run the DVR and Blu Ray to the receiver via HDMI and then run audio and video from receiver to TV via HDMI? Does the age of the receiver (I think the owner's manual specified HDMI 1.2a support) mean that using it as the hub would degrade the video signal to the TV (esp. the 3D, I'd guess)? I've been trying to figure this out via Google, and my head is spinning. Thanks for any thoughts.