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How to connect laptop through tv to access surround sound?

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June 21, 2014 7:35:14 PM

I have an HP laptop with Windows 7. We are accessing karaoke on youtube and want it connected to the surround sound.

The tv is a Panasonic TCP50X1, which works fine with our surround Sound which is a RCA RT2770.

When I connect HDMI from the laptop to the TV, the computer works fine with the tv speakers but will not work on the surround sound.

There is not an HDMI output on the surround sound.

We also have a DirecTV DVR connected.

We are not very knowledgeable on this kind of set up and have tried everything we can think of.

Any ideas of what to do to get the laptop to play through the surround sound?
a b x TV
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
June 21, 2014 7:46:35 PM

Trouble is - your TV doesn't have any audio out except to its own speakers.

And the rca only has digital optical and cable inputs.

Has your laptop got a optical audio output?
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June 22, 2014 1:51:15 PM

The laptop doesn't have an optical audio output, only HDMI, USB and headphone.

The tv accesses the surround sound just fine without the laptop. Isn't that what the HDMI does?

Sorry if I sound totally clueless....lol.
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June 22, 2014 2:58:24 PM

But then you can't get it out of the TV
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June 22, 2014 3:38:05 PM

Correct.

So if I don't have optical audio output on the laptop or surround sound, and no hdmi on the surround sound.....is there any other way to make it work?
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June 22, 2014 6:53:52 PM

No. Unless you can find an adapter that will take hdmi input and make hdmi plus stereo/5.1 output.
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