I have my WD TV connected to my AVR using hdmi only (passing through) and I use it for movies and audio. SQ is good on movies not as good on audio (especially when compared to my AVR playing audio from my NAS over ethernet).
I don’t want to change anything for movies, but am considering other network streamers for audio only or an external DAC. The thing is I’m not sure how this will connect and work! Can I keep everything else as it is and use a S/PDIF (optical) cable form the WD TV to a DAC and then RCA from the DAC to my receiver? Will it improve SQ?
Does anyone have any experience of doing this?