I have a Panasonic surround sound system with no HDMI connector. I'm trying to connect it to a 2012 model Samsung Smart TV. I have not been able to get sound through my surround sound system. What can I do? Some people tell me I have to get a new surround sound system with HDMI. Is this my only option?
Without model numbers we have no way to know what connections you have available.
Check what outputs the TV has and what input the surround sound has. If none of them match you will need a converter to connect the TV to the surround sound. If both have digital audio then use that rather than analog.