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Good for connecting an LED TV to a Sound Bar
on 15 May 2015
Why the electronics industry makes things so complicated I do not know, but we recently bought a sound bar to connect to our newish LED TV. You can connect them directly if your TV has the latest "enhanced" HDMI connection but our TV (only a few months old) didn't. Instead the TV had a SPDIF Digital Audio output and the sound bar had a Toslink optical input.
No, I don't know what they mean either but the upshot is that they cannot be connected directly to each other - you need one of these boxes if your set up is like that. The converter box doesn't come with cables and the cables we had to buy as well are - KabelDirekt Toslink 2m Optical Digital Cable and Cable Mountain 1.5m Gold Plated Single RG59 Coaxial Phono Cable for SPDIF/Digital Audio and Composite Video Cable.
Buy all that kit and you can connect the TV to the Sound Bar through this box. It worked perfectly, I just wish the industry made it easier.