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connect samsung smart tv to play 5 (gen2)

  • 10 November 2021
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Hi!

 

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. 

 

 

 

https://www.netonnet.se/art/ljud/hifi/optisk-kabel/nedis-digital-ljudkabel-toslink-hane-3-5-mm-optisk-plug-1-m-svart/1006608.13714/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA-K2MBhC-ARIsAMtLKRtbTfaHwYshcpbWu5XYh8H_OSJELOhH_DmQpaq6uzbnonArZCom3KUaAgQ_EALw_wcB

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

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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. 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Decoder-Converter-Optical-Switcher/dp/B07CYZR7VL/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=optical+to+3.5mm&qid=1636542570&qsid=260-2266450-8132712&sr=8-15&sres=B08JTT8NKM%2CB08CXP2XYF%2CB09CD1P5T2%2CB01H0JIYYM%2CB074YK2R2H%2CB072LGBNBB%2CB087N4K7KK%2CB00IXN6L3G%2CB087PZR4K3%2CB08QGDWJGH%2CB07CYZR7VL%2CB07KGQJZFR%2CB00KNNSKV0%2CB00KNQRLTY%2CB01MD0KHK1%2CB09DY8Y8YJ&srpt=ELECTRONIC_CABLE

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

 

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.  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.