Mt new HDTV has a million Inputs but only one output - a TOSLink fibre-optic connector. I know I can buy many devices to convert this signal to the standard RCA stereo inputs of my receiver, (Cables To Go has one for about 50 bucks) but as far as I can tell I would still have to set the output volume, by getting out of my chair and turning the volume control on the receiver ----- Or would I? Does this TOSLink Fibre Optic output on the TV (A Panasonic Viera) Carry volume information from the TV? I want to control the overall volume with the TV or universal remote. My receiver has no remote. So the question is - Does the TV volume control affect the TOSLink signal that reaches the receiver? If it doesn't I might as well skip the TOSlink and use outputs from the Cable DVR and various players into a cheap mixbox and skip the TOSLink altogether. If it is possible to set the volume to a signal in this manner, I am aware that the volume set on the receiver would still be the maximum available, and am quite happy with that sort of system - I always buy headphones with inline volume controls - it is a necessity with cable tv channels that are not at all balanced - although it does seem the better the programming the lower the normal volume. I use to be the go-to guy for connecting up strange stereo equipment, but I essentially never involved myself to deeply into recent changes. I finally gave in and bought an HD TV last fall when my 15 yeaar old Sony gave up the ghost. This is my first (and probably last) TOSLink output TV. I wish I had known about HDMI output TVs before I bought this, but I essentually bought it in a hurry - We had no set and something we liked was on Masterpiece Mysteries - or something like that. This TV will probably outlive me so I've lost my chance to find out if HDMI is the answer to Everything or just another fussy connector in a long line of them.