I had a question about a recently purchased Panasonic VT25 and its capacity (or lack therefo) to output an analog audio signal.
From what I can tell (reading the manual, trying different connections) the Panasonic appears to rely exclusively on HDMI or Digital/Optical outputs for its audio signal. To your knowledge is this the case?
If so, do you know if the digital signal can be run through a DAC to create a 2-chanel (stereo) audio signal --- or is it strictly surround sound (5 or 7 chanel)?
I ask because I have an analog integrated amp that I am pretty committed to at this point (Anthem 225), and want to run the Panasonic's HDTV audio signal through the Anthem to drive a pair of good quality speakers (Paradigm V5 Studio 100s).
If the DAC is the best way to convert the Panasonic's digital audio signal to analog, do you have experience with a make or model of DAC that you like for this kind of work?