So we're gunning the TV through the tube stereo but for watching a news broadcast or a football game it's a waste of very expensive electrons.
So, solutions? Please. Obviously a sound bar is in order. There's a single digital SPDF or whatever laser output from the TV, which we run through a DAC to the hi-fi. There are conventional RCA outputs but Sansui advises that using the optical output disables the other outputs.
I want to spare my precious tubes from the voice of Judy Woodruff, or a badly choreographed movie, but the conundrum befuddles.
Ideally, I'd like a simple A/B switch to source the sound out to either the toobs (there are occasionally some decently recorded movies) or to the sound-bar, but what sand sound-bar would solve this and what sound-bar sounds best?