If all I want to do is pump iTunes-based music content to a dedicated D/A converter that is not located near the computer, would the best Apple solution be: An TV by using the optical audio out (presumably Toslink), or An AirPort Express by using its 3.5-mm audio minijack for analog or optical digital sound (although I have no idea how one jack can support both formats) Forget price. Forget size. And yes, I realize the TV can do much more than the AirPort Express. What I'm after is the least damage to the digital signal from my computer to the D/A input. In fact, if anyone knows of other digital out options offered by the TV or the AirPort Express, I'm all ears (so to speak), as I'm really not that fond of optical connections. From my perspective I can't believe the process of converting electrons to photons and back again for a carrying distance of less than 3 feet can do anything but potentially introduce problems. Anyone have any thoughts on this?