connect samsung smart tv to play 5 (gen2)

  • 10 November 2021
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I bought a new Samsung smart TV and now I can’t use the same 3,5 mm cable anymore. The tv only has a optical output. I tried to use a cable who has an optical and a 3,5 mm combination, I think it’s called toslink.  ( see the link below) That didn’t work unfortunately. I have seen that it’s also existing a kind of optical converter in too 3,5 mm, would that be any better? Would really need some help. 


Best answer by John B 10 November 2021, 12:14

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Hi.  All those that I have seen require a power source.  You may be able to find one that can connect to a USB port on your TV to get power, rather than require a wall socket.

Thanks for helping me! I understand what I need now. After some research I can see that the “converter” also need to be plugged in to the wall outlet. Do you know if there are any wireless?

Hi.  The optical output from your TV is digital.  The Play:5 needs an analog input.  Therefore you need a device to convert from digital to analog.  The following will give you an idea of the sort of thing you need.

the auxiliary input on the Sonos Play:5 is analog and you may experience a (70 ms) delay - I would suggest to consider a Beam