I've just bought a Samsung 650 40in telly (to replace old CRT) and now am reconnecting things between TV, Sky digital box (Pace), Sony HDD/DVD recorder (RDR-HX910), and cheap Phillips home theatre (don't have the model number handy). Still looking to only use home theatre for sound, not looking to hook it up to play dvds as that's what the Sony is for.
I'm going with component from HDD/DVD recorder to TV. Have already bought Component cable and attached. (No HDMI on HDD/DVD so that would seem to be the best connection available).
And I'm going to buy 'Scart to Component' to use from Sky box to TV, to replace 'Scart to RCA' which is what is currently used. I assume that's going to be an improvement (and the most best connection available)? I assume I should buy one that has the audio connections as well (e.g. http://images.marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com/hi/68/68411/sc9528-5r.3m.sf.jpg)? Or does it not matter if I connect audio seperately?
The remaining connection is Sky box to HDD/DVD. At the moment I have 'Scart to RCA' there as well. Can I improve on that - would 'Scart to Scart' or 'Scart to S-Video' (both of which looks possible) be better? If so, which one would be the best?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
EDIT: Fixed error where I said 'Component' instead of 'S-Video'.