HDMI splitter with optical output my solution?


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Hey guys,

I have just purchased an Acer laptop and wanna hook it up to my older Pioneer home theater system with 5.1 dolby capabilities.

Now, the laptop is new and has an HDMI jack. The surround system is the issue, however. This is an older home theater circa 2004-2005 and only has optical in and the standard component inputs you would expect.

Upon researching, I have come up with a possible solution. I want to achieve true 5.1 surround sound for gaming and movies. If i were to purchase an HDMI splitter with optical output capabilities, would this work as described?

And, finally, is this my ONLY option?

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