"Lack of HDMI Input. Is this a issue??"3.0 starson by a969940
Pros: Good Sound qualiy.
Cons: Lack of HDMI ports
Summary: There is a lot of discussion about lack of HDMI input. Here are my 2 cents, Some folks mentioned that HDMI inpit is not required and one can connect all the HD sources to the TV using HDMI and run the optical audio out from TV to this system. Good idea, but what they do not know(or probably their TV supports that) is that the optical output from the most of the TVs(like all Samsungs plasma, LED) is 2CH if you use this type of connectivity. The output is 5.1 only for the DTV(air). Please check your TV manual and you will know. That is why having an HDMI input is imp. if you want to connect other sources like (HD cable box etc) and want to get 5.1. But If you do not care about 5.1 and are happy with 2CH then never mind.