Anyone still uses the analog (RCA) audio out of new TVs? Or is it already dead?
I finally joined the 21st century and bought a decent LED TV, a 42" inch 2014 M-series Vizio. Since it has analog audio outputs, I kept my old stereo receiver in place for now and hooked up the TV to it through its analog outputs. Now every time I turn the TV on or off, it makes a loud pop, which will no doubt eventually damage my tweeters.
Either there is something wrong with the TV, or more likely, the manufacturer assumed that since almost no one cares about the RCA outs, they basically used the cheapest crap possible for it. My old TV didn't do this. Vizio probably saves a few pennies by skimping on circuit that supresses transients when power is switched on or off. The TV performs very well otherwise, but this reeks of such cheapness that it makes me wonder about the innards in general. I assume the digital out won't do this, and I will soon test it with my DAC when I get a chance.
But am I basically a dinosaur for even using the RCA outs?
Last edited by audiosanity; 07-01-2014 at 12:31 PM.