Need help with connections for my upcoming purchase of this player.
This machine has loads of outputs:
Digital Coax, Optical
7.1 audio (yes RCA interconnects for receiver)
The unit decodes DTS Master audio, DTS HD, DD HD.
What is the best way to hookupto my receiver and plasma to take advantage of the audio outputs (my RXV 861 will pass the above formats through but only decodes DD11, DTS,DD.)
A)I was thinking to run the HDMI directly to my plasma, and use the 7.1 interconnect hookups to my receiver?.
B) same as above with the optical out?
C) Use the HDMI to my receiver and then to my TV.
I don't like option C, ( but will use it if provides best results) Because sometimes when my kids are a sleep I want to watch a movie with just sound from the TV, and not have to power on the receiver every time etc.
Any light that you guys can shed on this will be greatly appreciated.