I have a Musical Fidelity kw250S cd/amp/tuner coupled with Castle Harlech 2 speakers and Rel Quake subwoofer. This provides fanstastic sound reproduction (though I can't help hankering for a pair of the highly rated Spendor A6 or PMC speakers).
I'm considering adding a TV - probably the 2009 Award winning Panasonic 37" and also a DVD or Blu-Ray, possibly the 2009 award winning Sony BDP-S760. My priority is to get the best possible sound by running the TV and DVD/Blu-Ray through the Musical Fidelity unit which has a high quality onboard DAC and optical and co-axial digital inputs.
I'm thinking the best option would be to connect the TV via an optical link to the MF unit and connect the DVD/Blu-Ray direct to the MF Unit via RCA coaxial and to the TV via HDMI. Alternatively, if the DVD/Blu-Ray is connected to the TV via HDMI, would the coaxial link bewteen the DVD/Blu-Ray and the MF Unit be necessary or offer any advantage?
I'm also wondering whether Blu-Ray is the best option for me given that my priority is good sound quality - would I be better off going for a decent DVD player with high quality audio?
I understand that the TV may actually offer higher quality DAB because broadcasts through Freeview are at a higher bitrate than DAB radio - has anyone experienced this?
Any advice would be most welcome - it's a big outlay, and so easy to make mistakes.