So I am having a company come out and mount the plasma on a brick wall. Have to install a power source too, run wires behind wall etc. He stated that they would be using one 30-35 foot HDMI from the tv to a 3x1 switch over to where the bookshelf holds everything. Then use "jumper" HDMI cables 3-5 feet long from the switch to each component.
Anything I should be worried about? Are the HDMI sitches a good thing?
He also said that the ARC on most setups he has dealt with is a pain and only works some of the time. He suggested just using the digital optical on the tv to the sound bar I am buying because it would be more stable. Does that sound legitimate?
I've read reviews about Panasonic plasmas that they do not allow you to turn off the internal speakers just allow them to be turned down? Will this present an issue with turning the volume up and down via a sound bar?
I picked the JBL SB400 because of the 4 HDMI ports. Now it doesn't appear that I will even use those. Would the Kllipsch be a better choice now?