When are the RCA Audio out ports on my TV hot ?
Are they hot all the time ?
Can I get audio out from the TV even when the sound-bar is enabled ?
Do they go down if I have the sound-bar enabled ?
What about the optical audio out ? Does it contain live audio all the time ?
Now I need to go test.
Sony Bravia KDL-48W600
RCA out -> No
Optical out -> Maybe (chirping / Chopping sound can be heard, maybe my DAC [digital to audio converter] is not converting correctly ?)
Manual states that the system incorporates DTS
Head-Phone jack -> Yes, and does not disable soundbar. <- This maybe the solution for the Sony(s).
F/U -> Tested w/new DAC that is supposed to be DTS compliant, and it works.
* Appears that the optical audio out is hot all the time (w/ or w/o Sound-Bar enabled)