Originally Posted by BIslander
If the TV is set to output stereo PCM rather than encoded DD 5.1, you don't need a receiver with the Behringer speakers. Run the digital stereo signal to the right speaker. It does the analog conversion and sends analog to the left speaker. But, there doesn't appear to be a way to integrate a sub.
Your TV manual will tell you whether you can force a stereo PCM output. But, I've never seen one that can't. The linked converter is all you need to get a stereo PCM input converted to analog stereo. $32, not $100. My bad.
But, I really don't understand what you are trying to accomplish here.
Sorry -- I haven't been nearly as descriptive in this thread as I have been in others. I'll give a brief summary:
I got a new TV in a side room that I'm looking to have as an extension to my main home theater room. More of a private viewing area. I'm looking to get a very basic speaker setup in there. My initial plan was for a single speaker like a JAMBOX or something similar. I really wanted the Bluetooth connectivity alongside having it connect directly to my TV as an external speaker. So here is how my path has been so far:
Bought JAMBOX -- only has 3.5stereo in and disables Bluetooth functionality when it is plugged in. (I would like both at once)
Bought CREATIVE D3X -- has an AUX port as well as the ability to be remotely powered on and off via bluetooth(saves me from walking and powering it on all the time).
Problem is my TV ONLY has optical audio out, so I bought what I thought was a toslink to 3.5 stereo cable, but it was actually just toslink mini. (At the time I didn't know about DACs). Bought the digital adapter box I linked to above, hoping that I can convert the toslink to RCA and then use an adapter from RCA to 3.5 stereo. However some people have mentioned the problem where the speaker might need something to know how to convert the PCM or whatnot.
Now I did not really want to have the DAC since it's yet another small converter box that needs to be powered -- I have enough of those already. So I started looking for a speaker that has an optical input so I can avoid the DAC. Ideally I would like some type of soundbar or single speaker that can support Bluetooth as the other ones did. But I'm really hooked on the auto-on/auto-off of the Creative D3X, so I want to try the DAC when that comes in as well.
I bought an iLive soundbar, the only sub $299 speaker that I could find that supports optical in and Bluetooth. Just hoping the sound quality is decent, and it can support bluetooth and optical at the same time.
Sorry for all the complexity, the situation has kind of gotten out of control.The very brief version: Looking to get speakers for my TV that supports ONLY optical-out, and would like that same set of speakers to support Bluetooth.