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How do I get 5.1 sound from a TV that puts out 2.0 PCM on optical on a Play bar

  • 18 July 2014
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We are using Samsung 4K TV and a sonos playbar. The optical output from the TV is PCM 2.0. Is there a work around for this?

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An hdmi switcher with optical out to handle all your devices or hook fiber optic cable direct to source component.
Hi, all -
Just purchased a Playbar and stupidly assumed that my modern TV had an optical out. Would the following be an adequate workaround with 5.1?
https://www.amazon.com/Tendak-Optical-Extractor-Converter-Splitter/dp/B017B6WFP8/ref=cm_wl_huc_item

If it matters, TV is a Vizeo VIZP702VI-B3
Also have an Onkyo Receiver with an unused Optial out (TX-NR737)

Appreciate it!