Do I need multiple HDMI inputs on Surround Sound Receiver or will 1 HDMI work? TV has 4 HDMI Inputs.

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I want a surround sound system & have PC(hdmi), TV (hdmi), xbox(hdmi), & Cable Box all hooked up to it.

Do I need multiple inputs on surround sound receiver?
Or if I plug these devices into my TV HDMI inputs will they utilize the surround sound?
 
Any surround sound receiver you buy will have multiple HDMI inputs.
A DVD/HTS may not have more than one HDMI input so you don't lose the HDMI input on the TV when you use ARC to get audio from the TV to the HTS.
If your TV will output in surround sound via optical the only downside is that is you have a source that outputs lossless audio (like blueray discs) you won't get the better audio quality.
 
Any surround sound receiver you buy will have multiple HDMI inputs.
A DVD/HTS may not have more than one HDMI input so you don't lose the HDMI input on the TV when you use ARC to get audio from the TV to the HTS.
If your TV will output in surround sound via optical the only downside is that is you have a source that outputs lossless audio (like blueray discs) you won't get the better audio quality.
 

At first glance, it doesn't have the multiple HDMI as discussed.

In general, don't buy anything labeled "home theater" they tend to be limited, not friendly with your other/existing equipment.
 
It does not have any HDMI inputs, so stay clear from it (and others on same league). While the TV might return audio thru the ARC channel, it's not clear whether it will do for all sound (and not just for TV aerial signal), or whether this signal will be 5.1.
 
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