Hi all, I'm a new subscriber to avforums but have visited it for years getting the low down on all the AV kit I've bought. I really value other AVForum member opinions so I'd appreciate trying to give me a bit of help in hooking all my kit together and to my new Plasma that is arriving next week. If there is a better area to post this in then please tell me but I don't want to double-post all over the forum for the sake of it. Right, TV.. 1080p LG plasma. It has got 2 HDMI (1080p/24 support), 1 x RGB (1920x1080/60 support so it says), 1 x component and what they call a Digital optical out but the exact features of that connection I'm a bit in the dark about - can't find exactly what it outputs (does it strip the Digital audio from the HDMI input streams and feed them back to an amp or does it just output from the internal freeview tuner. Perhaps someone could put me right on that. Other kit I ned to connect is :- Xbox360 - Component video and Optical PS3 - HDMI and optical Sky HD - HDMI and optical Media PC - DVI and optical (could use RGB via DVI/RGB adapter) The AV amp for all this is a cheap-ish Yamaha that has 3 x component inputs, 1 x component output, 3 x optical inputs and NO HDMI. On the face of it, perhaps I could use all the video connections (PC running RGB) direct to the TV. However I'm short on optical connections as I'd need 4 and only got 3. I have got a £5 toslink manual switcher in reserve but it's all a bit clunky to be honest and is a last option. Also, what will the PC video be like at 1080p resolution over RGB ... worse than over a DVI to HDMI cable ? One option I was thinking about all delends on what this optical out port on the TV does. Is it possible that I could run the SKYHD and PS3 just over HDMI direct to the TV and connect the optical out on the TV back into one of the optical inputs on the Amp. for the Dolby stream striped out by the TV ? Perhaps I could get a simple HDMI switch box in that case and feed SKYHD/PS3/PC (via DVI-HDMI cable it currently uses) - loop back the audio from the PS3 and SKYHD through the TV optical out into the Amp, the other 2 optical amp ports can be for the PC and xbox360 audio direct. Will this digital audio output from the TV, if it even works like I think it might, cause lip-sync issues ? You can adjust these on Sky, perhaps on the PC but I've no idea on the PS3. One solution could be to buy one of those HDMI/Toslink all-in-one switch boxes but they are £200 and it's going to get just too much money (with all the cables I need too). I can handle £30 on a 3-way HDMI switcher. Well - that's where I'm at. I've just got my fingers crossed that I can get a bit of help before forking out on lots of different cables, converters and switchers and doing the (expensive) trial and error method. I know lots of people on here will have similar setups so I'm all ears. Your help is very, very much appreciated. Cheers !