I have a laptop with hdmi connection to my tv which works fine. I am looking for the cheapest and easiest way to connect up my 5.1 surround sound speakers to the tv/laptop.
I current have an amplifier with built in DVD player connected to the tv via SCART connection. The surround sound works fine when a DVD is playing. The amp does not have a hdmi port, I guess if it did I could plug the laptop to the amp via hdmi and then the amp to the tv via hdmi. This way I would get both picture from the laptop to the tv and sound from the laptop to the surround sound speakers.
Is there any easy/ quick way to solve this, thanks.
If your television has a digital audio output on it, you can use a coax, or optical connector from that output to your receiver's input. if not, you are stuck with a 1/8 minijack to RCA from your notebook's headphone jack, to the receiver's stereo input.
The speed of the decoding is so fast you don't really notice any difference. There has been issue previously with HDTV synching, but it's either related to TV hardware and Gaming, or poor broadcast quality.