I'm starting to think the AOS-42TR-B
is the best value....
Looking at various reseller pricing, as far as I can see it's substantially cheaper than the DA4X-R
, and even more so than the 1177A
I don't see the need
to be able to also take digital coax...
I envision the need for up to 4 toslink inputs, possibly 3 + one coax, but more likely all optical.
.....TOSLINK (Essence ST sound card &/or ALC889 on-board)Cable
.....TOSLINK (only if can't integrate cable into HTPC; upgrade to new STB)PS3
.......TOSLINK (I don't own this yet)Other
: any idea?....TOSLINK (possible only if cable is integrated into HTPC, good chance)
The two devices I output to* I don't envision either having only
And even if need to input & output 1x coax later, I can always buy 1 or 2 optical-to-coax adapters right?!
Plus being manually controllable via IR** is handier overall than source auto-switching.
Unless anyone disagrees, why so?
1) JVC SU-DH1 (LT my SU-DH1 will be supplanted by an AVR or separates)
2) HTPC (have a few discrete cards in mind that take s/pdif-in)
AOS-42TR-B & DA4X-R have discrete codes that can be programmed into a UR