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Best way for audio hookup on home theater system

by billben / January 7, 2006 12:48 AM PST

I have the following components:
LG 32" LCD TV (32LX1D)
Sony DVD Player ((DVP-NS70H)
Onkyo 7.1 Home Theater System (HT-S780)
Dish HD Satellite System (Echostar DE 11)
Sony Playstation II (older)

The video is connected as follows:
Component out from dish to HDMI in on TV
Component out from DVD to Component in on TV
Analog out from Playstation to Analog in on TV

For the audio I'd like to hook it up as follows:
Optical audio leads from the dish and DVD player, and the analog leads from the Playstation to TV optical or analog inputs. Then optical out from the TV to an optical in on the home theater receiver. By hooking it up this way I don't have to switch inputs on the receiver when I change from TV to DVD to Game mode.

My question: will I lose sound quality by switching all the audio thru the TV? Would I have better sound by inputing each component separately to the receiver optical inputs?
Thanks

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