I have a KDL40S504 LCD TV.
Naturally the TV speakers sound bad so I am trying to connect external speakers to the TV.
I cannot buy an amplifier or a receiver right now so I decided to connect my powered computer speakers JBL Creature II to the TV.
The TV has a FIXED audio out at the back so I am unable to control the volume of the speakers using the TV's remote. In the TV's menu there is no option to make the output sound as VARIABLE.
The TV does not have a headphone jack.
In the height of desperation to control the TV's volume through the remote, I connected the TV's sound output to the microphone input of a laptop (DELL Inspiron E1505) that has windows media center with remote. Then I connected the computer speakers to the laptop. This connection allowed me to control the volume through windows media center remote but the sound quality was horrible to say the least.
The TV is also connected to a cable box and a blu-ray player besides the laptop.
As told earlier I am not able to buy an amp/receiver right now due to financial constrains, is there any other solution to control the computer speaker's volume through remote?
Any help/advice is highly appreciated.