What do you use TOSLINK ports for?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by johnsy, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. johnsy macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
    Sorry I am green in this category. Is there any real use for Toslink port in consumer (prosumer) life? Or is it just for audio professionals? I can easily find Toslink cables for sale on web, but no attachments using such cables. So what is such connection for?
  2. grue macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2003
    Mac -> audio receiver for outboard surround sound processing on AC-3 or DTS encoded sources.
  3. rhyx macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    Digital connection for surround sound to an AV receiver.

    Commonly used for Dolby Digital or DTS soundtracks from DVDs or other sources.
  4. kingicon1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
    I picked up a nice set of Logitech speakers that have optical in, which in the end was in fact the best way to set them up(especially because I dont have a sound card in my G5 that will do the 5.1)

    I think for the more consumer market, they would be use for something like a speaker set like I use.. or a receiver to hook up to a more powerful sound system.

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