El: Splitters end up in signal loss no matter what you do. I wanted to avoid that if at all possible.
Sogood: That appears to be a very handy device. I'll have to keep that one in mind for future reference. It looks like a very handy device to say the least.
Pm: Thanks for passing on what you've heard. While i have used a few different Toslinks, i don't know who or what to believe at this point.
Audioengr: I have two glass toslinks that are identical to these. Quite honestly, i don't know if i could tell a difference between these and a plastic DH Labs Toslink that someone lent me. Either way, neither DH nor these guys make a .5 meter cable. For some strange reason, i don't think that i could just cut these and re-terminate them myself : )
As such, can anybody state a case for / against "short" Toslinks ? C'mon folks, i know that we've got some technical geeks just sitting out there waiting to unleash their wisdom on the world : )
Honestly though, are Toslinks too "lo-fi" for us to discuss here ? I know that this is a question that seems more suited for Audio Review, but i'd rather not go there. Besides that, this is only for use movie soundtracks, so it's not like it will be used for "high quality" music. Now that you folks know this, it's safe to come out of the dark recesses you've been hiding in and speak up about your Toslink experiences and knowledge : ) Sean