Almost sold on a Panasonic THP55 ST30z and reading the specs I see 'DigitaI Audio Output (Optical) 1' and no mention of analogue audio output, which I need.
Have others struck this and is there a solution? Thanks
ADKM: Thanks for the info. Pleased it has, as there is no way to convert optical back to analogue AFAIK. Or nor easily, maybe there's DIY kitsets. Fortunately no need to now.
For anyone interested, I found out more about the USB port recording options. Primitive, you can only time shift on the channel being watched. No record to flash drive, only HDD or SD Card, and not transportable to any other platform, or even another identical TV.
The ability to record only the channel being watched makes total sence as a TV only has a single tuner.