Best way to bypass TV speakers

Discussion in 'Room Acoustics, System Layout & Setup' started by crashdummy, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. crashdummy Audiophyte

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    I am setting up a home theater with a Panasonic 50" plasma, Denon 3806 receiver and B&W S3 speakers on both sides of the TV. I understand that I will get the highest quality video and audio if I use the HDMI connections on the receiver and TV. However, I plan to mute the Panasonic's speakers and only use the B&Ws. Since I do not have to send an audio signal to the TV will I get better video performance by using another cable setup such as Component Video?
  2. jonnythan Audioholic Ninja

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    No. Stick with HDMI. HDMI will send full-bandwidth digital video regardless of whether any audio signal accompanies it. HDMI can theoretically provide better video than component, but you're unlikely to see the difference.
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