Samsung ht-q100 2.1 speaker system, Connect to laptop?

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  1. bullzeye

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    Hi guys, just wondering if someone with audio knowledge can help me out

    i picked up the samsung 2.1 speaker system today, but not sure how to connect it to my laptop, my laptop has hdmi and headphone jack, but im not sure how to connect it to the speakers system

    i have attached a picture of the speaker system ports, if anyone can point me in the right direction to what wire i will need, i will be very gratefull. thankyou
     

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    The Samsung has an optical audio input so those options are

    1) Purchase a HDMI audio extractor which takes the audio from the HDMI port and turns it into an optical or analogue audio output. You will need to set the HDMI output as the default audio output in Windows or manually set your media player to use that as the audio out.

    2) Purchase a USB sound card with optical SPDIF output.

    For the red/white rca phono inputs same deal,
    1) HDMI audio extractor but use analogue output
    2) Get USB sound card with analogue audio output
    3) Use headphones output with adapter 3.5mm to RCA phono
     
  3. Jamie

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    Just to add, some laptops have a dual purpose headphone jack that functions as both an analogue audio out and also as a 3.5mm optical output. Not all laptops but some do.
     
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    Are you using the Laptop with just the Soundbar or the Soundbar + a TV?

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