Should I connect my TV to my DAC?

I watch a lot of music documentaries and I am wondering should I run an optical cable so I can listen through my Ushers or is this against the law?
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,126
    Do you own an optical cable?
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,430
    You can...wouldn't hurt.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,599
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Do you own an optical cable?

    Yeah, it's sitting by the TV looking at me.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,848
    Obviously the quality of the digital circuitry in the tv is the limiting factor here, but it will still sound better absolutely. what is the source? A built in app on your tv? If that’s the case then a Roku or some other dedicated streaming device would be a better so Bri g optIon, and yuh can get one for like 50 bones if u look around...
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,226
    Be careful. Sometimes sending light through one of them there op-tickle cables opens a wormhole to another dimension. You don't want to slip into the abyss of a hell where Bon Jovi is the frontman for Led Zeppelin.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,599
    @rooftop59 its the Amazon app on the TV. I have a Fire Stick that I never use, why is that better?
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,536
    I watched Jon Bon Jovi on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this weekend and I'm 99% sure he completely plucks all of his eyebrows off and then draws them on. I did enjoy his speech though. Just thought I'd share that random tidbit.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,226
    edited May 2018
    Hermitism wrote: »
    I watched Jon Bon Jovi on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this weekend and I'm 99% sure he completely plucks all of his eyebrows off and then draws them on. I did enjoy his speech though. Just thought I'd share that random tidbit.

    Yeah, he has really let himself go. :p

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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,536
    I found his lack of eyebrows completely distracting.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,848
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @rooftop59 its the Amazon app on the TV. I have a Fire Stick that I never use, why is that better?

    Well, that won’t be better because it’s only hdmi and you need optical coax or usb I’m assuming. You would need dedicated streaming box with optical out like the Roku ultra or an older amazon fire tv. Those are optimized for streaming, they might give you a slightly better audio signal, but probably not by much honestly.

    Hook it up to the tv and let er rip!
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,599
    @rooftop59 ok I got ya, I wasn't thinking boxes all I got is sticks. My Roku stick is out of town now.

    I was concerned about insulting my Ushers.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,126
    Kinda like that guilty feeling you get when you play a porno video through a $1k DAC?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I was concerned about insulting my Ushers.

    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,291
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Kinda like that guilty feeling you get when you play a porno video through a $1k DAC?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I was concerned about insulting my Ushers.

    Do you get smellavision?
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,599
    Hmmm, this cable is screaming with no signal going to it, what does it all mean Basil?
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,068
    That’s what I do
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,599
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,599
    anyone ever had their optical cable scream and cry for no apparent reason?
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,580
    Explain
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,599
    Plug it into the TV saw light at the other end. Plugged it into the DAC and it makes a God awful growl before switching the TV output to optical.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,580
    Growl coming from the speakers when you do this??
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,599
    edited May 2018
    Correct, from the Ushers
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,580
    But normal once it's switched??
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,599
    No It just howls all the time
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,580
    Have you tried another optical source
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,226
    afterburnt wrote: »
    anyone ever had their optical cable scream and cry?
    That your little world won't let you go?
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,599
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Have you tried another optical source

    Duh, I could put it on the HT to test it. I was just stuck on "the other optical cable I have it too short" thanks Ron. I can't think my way out of a paper bag! I almost died like that a couple of times. :#
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,599
    Looks like it's the new TV! :s
  • warrenwarren Posts: 665
    Got HDMI?
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
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