I recently bought a used AVR for the living room and was wondering if any of you recommend/use digital optical/coax cables for hook-ups. The only thing I would use it for would be the DVD player. The CDP has better processing and I would just hook that up with the regular RCA's. Do I need to hook up the digital outputs on the DVD to the AVR to get the surround effects right (DTS, DD, etc...)? The player is a little older but does DTS/PCM outs.
Also, the DVD player recommends to use both the digital and regular coax cables for hook-up if the AVR is capable of that. Is this correct?
Sorry for the questions that probably seem REALLY mundane but I'm new into this whole "theater" thing and thought I'd give it a try. If you could point me to a link that would be fine as well.
(BTW-I'm not giving up my 2 channel!)