Question to any owners or Tech-heads.
I am in the market for a Panasonic Plasma. Either the PZ700, or the upcoming PZ800. Most all of the current Panasonic Plasmas have a digital (optical) output on the back.
I want to know if it will convert the analog (RCA) audio inputs on the tv to the optical output, or does it only pass on the PCM / Dolby Digital signals from the HDMI inputs.
My AV receiver will be close to maxed out as far as audio inputs. So if I can hook up 2 or 3 component video sources with their analog audio counterparts to the TV, and output each audio source at the optical out, then I'd be all set.