I have a Samsung smart TV with the following options:
- HDMI with ARC
- Digital Optical Audio
- and 2 Channel 3.5 mm
I picked up some philips sw3440/37 speakers but it has an old VGA db15 style connector.
I've been looking for the simplest way to connect them and if possible still get 5.1 audio. Ideally something like HDMI ARC to audio vga, and a cheap solution. Most of the HDMI->VGA adaptors I've found are non audio or only 2 channel, I'm not sure these would work.
Does anyone have any products or ideas? If necessary I can modify the philips to go from db25 to standard set of RCA plugs. Here is the VGA pin-out for audio, but I don't know if this is some special Philips thing or not:
After looking into it further this Philips device use of VGA is non-standard and there really doesn't seem any good way to interface with it. I would need something with all the 5.1 analog outputs, then hard wire them to the VGA connector. I think for now, I'll try 3.5mm 2 channel and see how that works, then go from there. But I'd be interested in any suggestions as types of simple hardware adapters to go from the TV to the analog 5.1 audio channels.
I got it working using a VGA breakout but the sw3440 had a damaged speaker and the amp kept getting quite hot, so I had to abandon it. Thanks for the help though.