I recently got a Roku Streambar and would like to hook it up to play sound from other sources via my older Panasonic TX39a300b TV (I have an XBOX Series S, which doesn't have an optical out). The TV doesn't have an optical output, nor an ARC HDMI, only an SPDIF output. I bought an SPDIF to Optical converter box (shown in picture below) and put it in the middle of a coax and an optical cable but it doesn't work. Is there anything I might have done wrong before assuming it's a duff converter?
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have a look to see if I have one to try. I was using the USB output on my TV with the cable supplied, so I've tried plugging the usb cable into a wall adapter to see if that helps but unfortunately not.
Does your tv have non arc hdmi output? I have an hdmi / optical splitter I’m giving away that I know works
Yes, both hdmi outputs are non-arc. With such a splitter, do I understand well that the cable would come out of the Xbox, with the hdmi part going to the TV and the optical splitter bypassing the TV to the Roku bar?