First of all, I do not know much about audio video signals, convertors and formats.
What I need is a little help. We have a Roku 2 XS that is connected to the TV. We have started using it more and more and realized that audio isn't that much fun because it is not connected to our AVR.
I need help connecting it.
The Roku2 XS has two output ports; HDMI and another port that is labelled A/V Out. It looks like a standard RCA port.
Currently, the TV (Toshiba 50HP66) is getting its input directly from the Roku (via HDMI). The video is good but the audio isn't.
I started looking at the back of my TV and I realized that my TV has Audio OUT, so I sent an optical cable from the TV to the receiver (Harman Kardon AV335)
but for some reason, the receiver isn't receiving any audio. I looked that the optical cable coming out of the TV and the cable is illuminated red but receiver won't recognize it.
I read a little bit about it and I realized that maybe my TV is too old even to figure out the whole reason behind why I am not getting any audio out.
So, I read more and realized that there are small convertor boxes that will split my HDMI input into HDMI out and Optical out.
This way. I can send HDMI from Roku to this convertor and then send HDMI from convertor to TV and optical from convertor to receiver.
Would that be the right way or should I try to solve the TV audio out issue?
Does adding another component (this HDMI splitter) add lag or cause any quality loss?
What are my options? If the best option is to get a splitter, what is a good one our there for about 50-60$ or so?
Thanks so much