I just got a pair of KRK Rokit 8 powered speakers. I'm pleased, all is well, but I'd like to hook up my future TV to play audio through them. I'm planning on either getting a Panasonic TC-LE60 series or a Samsung UNF6350AF.
The Panasonic offers only digital audio out via Toslink. I assume a DAC would work fine to convert the signal, but I would imagine that the TV only outputs a constant volume to that port which can't be changed by remote or any other means.
As for the Samsung, it offers the same plus an audio out via minijack. Seems like it would be fine, but I want to make sure that I'll still be able to control the output volume with the remote, since it's not labeled as a headphone jack.
So, to wrap things up, my questions are as follows:
1) Is it possible (and if so, likely?) that a TV would let the user vary the volume on a digital audio out port?
2) Is there a way I can find out if the Samsung will let me do the same for the minijack audio out?
3) Is there any reason digital or analog outs would offer better quality over the other?
Thanks in advance for any responses!