Originally Posted by Tez Jaggs
I personally don't think I want to spend 1.5-2grand on a t.v, 1grand is like my cut off point, it seems alot of t.vs just have an optical out now.
What is the likelihood of there being a delay, i have read alot of people have this setup with a dac converting from digital to analogue.
In the USA, most LCD's and Plasmas eliminated their rca outputs and went to (only) optical a few years ago. Not all brands, but most including their high end. European market models of the same televisions still include the rca jacks as well as the optical, or at least they did when I got my Panasonic plasma a few years ago. Of OLED's I don't know, as they are very expensive and vapor ware in most local markets.
I bought a Panasonic plasma two years ago and had a pair of Sony wireless headphones. After realizing that the television had no rca jacks "after I bought it", I had to find another solution. I ended up buying a DAC made for that purpose and it's worked flawlessly for the last two years. There is no noticeable audio delay when using the DAC. You can buy them on amazon, but be careful because you can't just buy any one that you find, as many are made to only work with a PCM origin signal, and most new televisions output in Dolby digital only. So you must find one that accepts Dolby digital audio and converts it to analog. Some cable boxes still have rca outputs, but that wouldn't help you when/if you are using an external source like a DVD player, etc...