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TOSLINK(TOShibaLINK) An optical interface for digital audio connections that provides a data rate from 125 Mbps to 1.2 Gbps. Developed by Toshiba and part of the S/PDIF interface, TOSLINK sockets are found on A/V receivers, set-top boxes, CD/DVD players and TVs. See S/PDIF and audio cable.
|Digital Audio Connections|
|Both part of the S/PDIF interface, a TOSLINK socket is commonly found next to its electrical and coaxial counterpart. If TOSLINK is not used, the stopper plug (bottom right) prevents the red LED beam from escaping.|
|"Optical Audio" is a TOSLINK designation. On this Roku streaming video set-top box, analog audio is provided for legacy TV sets. Neither analog audio nor TOSLINK are supported on Apple TV, Fire TV or Android TV, which have only HDMI output. See set-top box.|
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This is a great improvement over the old TOSLINK
and SPDIF audio outputs, which require a separate cable and connector, and lack the ability to communicate between the audio device and TV.
0 stereo signals over HDMI, two-channel analog unbalanced audio, and TOSLINK
digital audio outputs.
Digital I/O support is provided for balanced AES/EBU, unbalanced S/PDIF, and TOSLINK
as well as Bluetooth, HDMI, and PDM.
Audio is transmitted via optical digital audio TOSLINK
or stereo audio connections.
The player has both analog and digital outputs, the latter being a TOSLINK