I got a RCA RT2280 surround sound system for free from my parents, they ended up getting a bluray HTIB. Weighing my options on hot to hook it up.
The things that need hooked up are my HDTV, cable box, dvd player and Surround receiver. I guess I have 2 options that I know of which are:
Using 2 hdmi cables, 1 from the cable box to the HDTV hdmi 1, and the other from the dvd player to HDTV hdmi 2. Then I was going to use a fiberoptic cable to run from the HDTV 'optical out' to the surround receiver's 'optical in'. I like this way because I won't have to switch between functions on the receiver. Any reason I shouldn't' do it this way?
Hdmi cable from cable box to HDTV hdmi 1. Fiberoptic cable from cable box out to surround receiver in. Hdmi cable from dvd player to HDTV hdmi 2. Coax cable from dvd player to surround receiver in.
Any preference or opinion on which way will work better? Or, if neither of these is ideal, does anyone have any other opinions? Is there any benefit to using the S-video jack? Thanks!