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Best solution to integrate Hitachi P50S602 into my B&K preamp

I've got a B&K preamp that it's by now about 8 years old (don't have the model # on hand) but I know for sure that while it accepts optical and coax digital inputs, for sound, it's not ready for any HDMI imputing. It's got a pass through video that could accommodate either of S-VHS, Composite, or Component video. Now that I'm expecting this Hitachi plasma panel, in order to benefit from the HDMI, how do you suggest I best connect the sound into the B&K? Should I go HDMI into the Panel first and then output sound from the panel into the B&K afterwards?

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Without an HDMI input on the B&K, your best and probably only solution would be to run all the sources to the Hitachi TV, and go from the Hitachi audio output jacks to an available input on the B&K. Then do all your source switching on the TV. It may not be the best sound, but you gotta work with what you have.

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Hi, That is the best way. That connection allows you to take advantage of the panels audio features like sound leveling. The panel has a digital audio output(optical)which is good. By passing the video with the HDMI is the right thing also, the less connections in HD the less loss. You made the right choice ya Fixya yaself!

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