I'll explain my setup, then explain my problem. I have an old 42" Westinghouse LCD tv in my home office. The speakers on this thing are absolutely horrible. I also have a set of Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers just sitting in my closet going unused. The TV has composite (red+white) audio out jacks and with an adapter I could hook my Klipsch speakers up to the TV no problem. The issue however is that I would have no way to control the volume. Once I tell the Westinghouse TV that I'm using external speakers, it disables the volume control on the TV. I'm trying to figure out a way to use these speakers without a receiver (don't have room for one in my office) and still be able to control the volume remotely. The only device I have hooked up to the tv is my 2nd gen AppleTV which does have an optical out if that helps. Does anyone know of a device that would allow me to control these speakers remotely? I figure it would have to be something to either connect between the speakers and the audio out of the TV, or perhaps between the optical out of the AppleTV and the speakers if I want to hook them up directly that way. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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2/16/12 at 7:21am