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    Default No analog audio out? Solution...

    Some newer HDTV's don't have analog audio outs, one example, my Panasonic 58" plasma (S2 series). It only has a Toslink out. I have a set of wireless RCA headphones that my Dad, and Bev's Dad use when they visit, because both have severe hearing problems; but I had no headphone output jack, or analog audio out to connect the base station to. Enter this nifty little DAC from Monoprice. $25 bucks, and it works great. It has 1 Toslink, and 1 coax input; and a L/R RCA analog output. It solved my problem:

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    Last edited by steveinaz; 08-26-2011 at 10:10 AM.

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    thats awesome!!

    I've needed something as well seeing I don't have any digital inputs on my little integrated amp in the bedroom and my stupid cable box won't output analog if I use HDMI and the TV only has optical.

    Ordering today!
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    Couldn't you just use the analog connections on the avr ? Or you talking a tv that doesn't have one nearby ?

    Neet little device anyway and if it fits the need, a no brainer at that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Couldn't you just use the analog connections on the avr ? Or you talking a tv that doesn't have one nearby ?

    Neet little device anyway and if it fits the need, a no brainer at that price.
    If the TV doesn't have analog outputs but only a toslink this can be a good way to go.

    A lot of the newer TV's don't have analog outputs at all which suck.

    I have the VT panny series which doesn't have anything and seeing my cable box doesn't allow analog out put while using HDMI for video I would be forced to use my TV speakers seeing my integrated doesn't have optical in, only analog. I could see this being handy for a PC rig or TV stuff for the price.

    I think before the cheapest I found was like 75-80 bucks and thought was over priced for what it was...25 is reasonable.
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    Wow, I would have thought the VT series would have analog out. You do have toslink though right?

    The DAC is quite small, and very well made. The packaging surprised me too---you'll see what I mean when you get yours.
    Last edited by steveinaz; 08-26-2011 at 10:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Wow, I would have thought the VT series would have analog out. You do have toslink though right?

    The DAC is quite small, and very well made. The packaging surprised me too---you'll see what I mean when you get yours.
    nope no analog outs which is a bummer. I would have thought they would be on there as well.

    and sweet. I really am glad to hear it works well. For 25 bucks its hard to go wrong.
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    I'm not sure of it's "performance" as I just use it as an interface for the wireless headphones, but it seems to sound just fine through them.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
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    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

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