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Digital to Analog Converter (5.1-Compatible)
Will this DAC work with a Panasonic TC-P50S30?
I had previouly used a no-name DAC for the digital output of my TV with questionable results. The "whole number" channel audio passed through okay, but any channel that had a "dash" in it did not.
This will work with your television. However, this device only outputs analog 2 channel (stereo) sound. So, if you are using a stereo receiver and only 2 speakers, this is fine and you should tell your television to output stereo sound. Often in the menu options it will be listed as 2 Channel or Stereo LPCM or PCM. This way the unit does not have to deal with downmixing a 5.1 channel signal to a stereo one, it just has to turn digital stereo into analog stereo.If you are using a modern surround receiver and you have a 5 channel speaker setup, you should just hook up the digital audio cable to the receiver directly.If you are using a on old surround receiver and you have a 5 channel speaker setup, that only has analog multi-channel inputs, you need to get a Digital to Analog Converter that can convert a digital surround signal to multiple analog outputs (one for each of your speakers).From your statement above it sounds to me like you have a multichannel receiver, and surround speakers hooked up, but you are feeding it a stereo signal, so only the front speakers are working. This device will not fix that, as it only passes 2 channel audio to it's outputs. That will only give a signal to your left and right front speakers. Though, if you are looking to pass multichannel audio from your TV to a receiver that is less than 15 years old, you should not need a DAC at all. Just hook the optical output of your TV directly to the optical input on your receiver with an optical cable.
Date published: 2013-02-27
How does this product handle the Center channel?
Is the Center channel mixed into the Left and Right channel outputs?
You are correct. Any time a 5.1 channel signal is converted to analog stereo the center channel is evenly divided to the left and right output signals. This works fine usually as that still presents the illusion of the sound coming from the center of the soundstage, it just won't seem as localized or focused.
Date published: 2013-01-15
Can this product also be used as a digital-to-analog (D/A) converter?
Date published: 2013-01-14
I tried another device like this, but it wouldn't pass audio from my new TV. I assume the unit didn't support Dobly Digital Audio. Will this one ?
The Television is a Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E50The device I tried:FiiO TAISHAN-D03K Digital to Analog Audio ConverterSupports up to 24-bit/192 kHz input (PCM only, no support for Dolby Digital or DTS formats)
Panasonic Plasma 60" Mdl: TC60PS34 Converter works flawlessly.
Date published: 2013-05-21
What add on device can make this variable level?
Although the RCA jacks are a fixed level I would like to use the TV's remote volume. This is due to my preamp not having a remote control capability.
Unfortunately there is nothing you can add to this that will allow you to use the TV's remote.
Date published: 2013-01-16
I have a HDTV, cable box, and a blue ray dvd player. I want to connect them all to a JVC 809vtn stereo receiver that does not have HDMI.
Assuming each device has a digital audio output, this DAC will work for converting the audio signal to analog for an older stereo.
Date published: 2014-03-04