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Hearing aid audio connection issue

I have a Phonak Audeo-M hearing aid and a Roger Direct device that, with the aid of a docking station, can let me hear TV directly in my ear. However, the docking station requires an Optical In connection but my system lacks an Optical Out.
I have a set-top box that connects via HDMI to my receiver, which then distributes sound to various speakers as well as the TV. The receiver does not convert from digital input to analog output, so using a digital-to-analog converter from RCA Out to connect my docking station does not work.
Does anyone have any suggestions? If it means buying a new receiver that would be possible, although I believe Optical Out is rare.
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Optical out im not sure they are allowed to do, at least not without limitations. You might be able to do zone 2 analogue out or something, or there are devices i think that can split HDMI into optical.
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Does the TV have an optical out?


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There are HDMI audio extractors that can take HDMI and give you an optical out.

They will reduce audio quality since they bring it down to stereo. You might be able to connect it between your receiver and tv, if your receiver can pass audio throught it's output.
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Optical out im not sure they are allowed to do, at least not without limitations. You might be able to do zone 2 analogue out or something, or there are devices i think that can split HDMI into optical.
Hopefully you get a reply from someone who knows for sure.
My Comcast DVR has an Optical out? Link to image below:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...75465060437038

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Thanks everyone for your responses

I tested the device on a friend's DVD player with an optical out and it sounds wonderful, so I'll have to find a way to use this with TV. I'm planning to replace my TV but I believe Optical Out connections are rare, so that may not help. I may also replace my receiver and try to find something that splits Optical out from HDMI.
In any case thanks for responding. I appreciate it.
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