Hey guys/gals! I couldn't find any thing that could help me get to an answer to my problem.
I currently have cable TV from the local provider running to my TV via a RG6 cable. I had to get a sound-bar because the speakers on the TV are getting worn out. But the sound-bar only has two options: an HDMI port in and an HDMI back out to the TV, or an optic in with a headphone jack in.
Link to sound-bar:
The TV is a cheap Samsung that we got on Black Friday last year and only has a shared component/composite jack, RG6 cable jack, and 2 HDMI jacks.
So, in order to use the sound-bar, I have to somehow get it to one of those options. But I'd ultimately like to get it to HDMI to run it through my sound system and not have to use 3 remotes. I know that it would require a converter to get the signal from analog to digital. But there's so much crud out there that doesn't work, I'd rather ask than blow money and be peeved. Is there anything like a DVD or Blue-Ray player that will do the trick? I'd rather pay 100-150 dollars for something that'll do it than an extra 25 dollars a month for an IPTV tuner and a bunch of replicated channels (SD, HD) that I don't need.
This is my last try at finding a way around the IPTV option. Thank you for your time!