My question is that i'm wondering if i should connect my audio digital cable between my HD receiver to my surround sound system, or from the HD tv to the surround sound system instead? I've been told that my Dolby audio would be better if i plug the cable directly from the receiver to the surround sound system. However, i switched things around last night & plugged my tv to my sound system instead & find that the sound is better.
I also noticed something strange, which hasn't been explained to me yet by my technician, who's as baffled as i was. I was listening to the Country Music Awards on an HD channel this past Sunday evening. When i opened my sound system, i lost the audio. Only when i shut off my sound system (and got the audio from my tv instead) did i have any sound. I switched channels to see if i'd have the same problem with other channels showing the awards show, and got the same results. No audio when i'd be using the sound system, and would only get it from my tv once i'd shut off the sound system. At the time, my digital audio cable was connected from the HD receiver to the sound system, bypassing the tv (as recommended by various technicians a few weeks ago).
Finally, one last question: My technician recommended i use component cables (Red/Green/Blue) when i connected my receiver to my tv. He told me i'd be making a big mistake if i used an HDMI cable instead, adding that they got rid of that type of connection in all of their tv's that they had on display in their store when they realized the component cables gave a much better picture. I tried to look it up & came to the conclusion that there is no definite answer to this. Some tv's work better with component cables over HDMI, others don't. It depends on your equipment. Any thoughts?