Home theatre in a box connection question
This seems to be a common thread on this site but unfortunately I cannot seem to find one definite answer so hopefully some bright spark can solve my query once and for all.
I have a Samsung 55" LED tv, sky HD+ box, PS3 and a 2012 sony home theatre in a box system. My question is simple..... Do I plug the PS3 and sky HD+ into the sony home theatre via hdmi (and optical from sky to sony), then connect sony home theatre to samsung tv via hdmi?
or do I connect everything via hdmi into the back of the tv so 3 hdmi's into tv (and optical from sky into sony)
Also, is it possible to just have the tv speakers on when watching sky and not home theatre surround sound?