Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can give me good advice, based on a knowledge of electronics, about how best to send the audio of my videos played on my PC to my speakers when watching the videos on my TV. At present I have my PC connected to the TV with an HDMI cable and the TV connected to a DAC with a SPDIF cable to provide the DAC with a digital audio signal. The DAC is then connected to my amp which feeds the speakers. An alternative would be to connect the TV to the PC with the HDMI cable but to send a digital signal direct to the DAC from the PC by using a USB cable and so bypassing the TV with the audio signal. I just wonder if this confers any benefits due to there being less circuitry in the audio path. Any advice would be appreciated.