Originally Posted by crainger
Either should work, direct from cable to speakers is fewer cables, but you might lose audio sync, if that happens run it through the TV. I had this issue with my old DVD player, running the audio through the TV let the TV handle the sync and I was good to go. This is one big issue using PC speakers for HT. Very few have advanced controls for these little setbacks.
So, I should just run the HDMI cable to the TV from the cable box, and the SPDIF Optical cable from the TV to the speakers?