Ah what a mutha F'in' PITA.
I installed some wall mounted cabinets for all my HT equipment. I knew in advance that it was a close fit but I didn't allow enough room for the cables. Of course HDMI cables and optical cables aren't very flexible at the connector ends.
Fortunately I found 90 degree adapters for both the HDMI and toslink connectors. I can get coaxial adapters at Frys later today. That should solve my problem. Until then my A/V unit is sticking 2 inched out of the cabinet
Also, the HK AV receiver has a couple of little drawbacks. The HDMI connectors are only for pass thru signals. Its basically just a switch in that regard. Thats why I have to have an optical audio line. However, even though there are two optical audio input ports, only ONE works with one of the HDMI ports. The other HDMI port works only with the Coaxial digital input. That would be ok but neither my HD DVR or my PS3 have Coaxial outputs. So I had to order a Toslink to Coaxial converter. Again, a PITA.
All told, the HDMI adapters ran $5 each. The toslink adapter was $5 and the Coaxial converter was $15. Fortunately everything but the toslink adapter was available on Monoprice.com. I found the Toslink adapter on Ebay...
I went ahead and hooked up everything I could and put a support under the AV receiver so it would be stable inside the cabinet. After all that F'ing work, I wanted to hear some friggin' sound. I finally got everything working at 9pm. Just in time to watch the Fox 4 news. By then I was too tired to watch anything on HBO or MAX.
All told, I think I've spent over $3500 on this setup. The new TV, the AV receiver, Polk speakers, PS3, cabinets, cables and connectors, and a piece of my sanity.
At least I can now watch the Cowboys, Saints, and LSU in HD