I'm in the market for a turntable, and I've noticed that several models are now available with digital outputs. I plead complete ignorance: is any of the analog "warmth" of vinyl sacrificed by outputting digital? If not, digital would perhaps be a boon to me, since I have a spare toslink input on my switcher.
Turntables with digital audio outputs seem to be marketed solely to the professional DJ crowd, where this connection can be useful for interfacing with outboard processors and digital recording devices.
I do remember laughing out loud when I stumbled across a turntable that outputs audio only out of a USB port. I don't remember who made it, but certainly wasn't from a manufacturer that had any solid reputation in the pro audio business.