What do you use TOSLINK ports for?

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

  1. johnsy macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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