I recently bought a Playbar, but it doesn't work with the optical output from my ageing (but excellent) Pioneer plasma TV (PDP-436XDE). There is light coming through the optical but no audio. I know everything else works as it works fine when connected to my Sky satellite box or Apple TV (sounds great!) and music streaming also excellent. So it seems that just the TV is the issue. I have a workaround in that I have two optical leads, one from the sky box and the other from the Apple TV, which I can change as required, but its not really a satisfactory solution.
Does anyone have any experience with this connecting this TV to the Playbar or any idea how to sort this out? I've been through the settings on the TV pretty thoroughly, but without success. (I also can't disable the speakers, although I can disconnect them - they are a sound bar type).
Any help would be appreciated.
Best answer by RichieDeb
Thanks John. I found one on Amazon - a 4 into 1 optical switch with IR extender. Just another thing I'll need to power, but needs must. Not ideal, but better than I currently have.