I wanted to connect my LCD TV to my existing Stereo system, but the TV only had an optical audio output.
So, I bought this AU-D3 converter
well, talk about plug & play,
Couldn't be easier to connect.
Optical cable from TV to Converter (cheapest I could find)
Connect Phono plugs from stereo (cable was already in place from my DVD player, but I wanted sound from all TV programs, not just DVDs)
Connect the little mains power adaptor that comes with it,
Switch it all on & that's it, works perfectly
So small it's easy to tuck out of the way
I'd love to see these converters a bit cheaper, but they all seem to be roughly the same price
All in all
5/5 for ease of use & function
5/5 for quality
4/5 for price
The only criticism (if I can find one) is that it would have been nice to have a fixing screw hole somewhere, but some double-sided sticky tape seems to do just as well