Was wondering if I could get some feedback here. I've been experimenting with my setup to join legacy and current tech enology together for more compatibility.
My new approach is to take the optical out from the Panasonic TV and run it into my optical / coax to analog converter. The sound bar I use does have an optical in, but can only receive a PCM inputer, the TV can only output DD 5.1 over the optical out.
While running the TV optical out into the converter optical in and then red and white analog from converter out to sound bar in works, I've noticed a few device behavior differences.
When using the Roku, i get a slight pop before the video stream starts, but once started, audio is crips and clear.
On the sony blu-ray BDP-S6500, it only makes a couple pops while the unit powers up and negotiates it's connections, then once up and running no ops before each stream. The pops mentioned here are the kind you'd here when sound hardware is changing formats.
I was curious if there was a way i could eliminate all the pops in change, or if this is just a normal part in having to do a digital to analog conversion ? Thanks
P.S. This is my ideal plan for setup right now because I want to keep the sound bart I have as i'm really happy with it's sound, and this eliminates having to change inputs on the sound bart for each device and anything connected to the TV will automatically come out sound bar instead of the TV speakers. Just trying to clean it up as much as possible, and like i said, it's not bad, I just notice the little pops during transitions, not content playback itself.