I have a pretty good DAC and headphone amplifier coming from China which still has a while before they arrive.
Consequently I am now thinking on how to use them once they arrive. I know I wish to use them with my television to watch music videos with my headphones. My question now is how do I ensure I am using only my superior external DAC and not the DAC's within my television. Will using the optical audio out in 2 channel PCM mode as the provider of my audio ensure I am only using my better external DAC and not my internal one or not? If not are there probably TV settings that will allow me to do this? I have an LG television model LG 42LK450 and the people who answer telephone questions at LG about it do not know what I am talking about when I asked about the TVs DAC's. So is it probably possible to ensure you are only using an external DAC and not an internal one the seating the purpose of using a better quality external DAC?