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so I want to hook my TV up to my older amp. (it's an LCD)  

problem is the amp is only analog inputs (it's old as ****)

 

TV does NOT HAVE:

analog out, HDMI out, component HD out, or toslink out

 

TV DOES HAVE

SPDIF OUT ONLY (****ing sanyo)

 

INPUT receiver has, ANALOG L/R (red white) ONLY

 

so i'm looking for a decent

 

(TV OUT) SPDIF -> ANALOG L/R converter (Receiver/amp)

 

I saw a few of these cheap ones on places like monoprice (since you guys love that place) and ebay

but I heard some things about really bad sound quality.

 

also is there a brand out there that makes one of these that DOES NOT REQUIRE A POWER SOURCE?

 

Questions:

 

1: Do these DAC units reduce audio quality to such a level that it is not a good idea to run a home theater/sound bar through one? (ie: buy a new tv with HDMI out, and a new receiver with HDMI in, you poor****)

 

2: is there a DAC (cheap not one of the $999 firefly tube ones) that does not require a power source? passive, no need to run it into the wall? or even USB powered so it's only on when my computer is on.

 

 

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What you have in the picture is reverse of what you need, this inputs analog and out puts digital. The Fiio D03K is an USB powered DAC that can be had for 30 bucks. Just Google Fiio D03K for the best price.
 
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