Using Old Logitech 5.1 Surround Sound on new Samsung Series 6 TV - Please Help!

captainfurious

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Hi there,

Firstly, please excuse my terminology below as I'm quite novice in all this!

I have been using my old Logitech 5.1 S500 Surround System with my Series 4 Samsung TV. The speakers are below:-

https://www.whathifi.com/logitech/s500/overview

Whilst I appreciate these are computer speakers I was able to connect them to my Series 4 Samsung as it had a headphone socket. Many years ago I found out how to connect them to the TV essentially using several dual cables reducing the 3 the unit has (red, yellow, white etc..) to 1 to put into the TV. I am sure this is not the best way to do this and very haphazard but seemed to work. I actually think it did work as surround sound as I tested it but at the very least the bass speaker and all speakers worked.

I have now upgraded to a Series 6 4K Samsung TV:-

https://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue49mu6400-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-49-with-tvplus-freesat-hd-active-crystal-colour-silver/p3215475?sku=236790561&s_kwcid=2dx92700027539356776&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=Cj0KCQiArYDQBRDoARIsAMR8s_QmedmZu5dvIdFk-jTRNCsPTTpoaAcsBAavKEPnP-KCNn18jhiZIP4aAjqQEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

I can't really afford a new soundbar and I really wanted to try and use my 5.1 system (if it ain't broke why not?) Unfortunately the Series 6 TV does not have a headphone socket. From the manual it seems to have an optical digital output link and HDMI (ARC). I cant seem to upload any images of the connections but it also has a component in that seems to have an image of an amp and has Pb Pr Y(Video) L and R AV in. I'm not even sure these are for audio and I think the Logitech has 3 cables (like headphone) and these above are perhaps a dif connection?

Can anyone offer any advice if I can use my old speakers with the new TV? I have seen the below on other forums but seem to suggest they dont work for 5.1 and in honesty I'm a bit lost?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Easyday-Digital-Optical-Converter-Headphone-Black/dp/B073Y9SXGS/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1509979022&sr=8-14&keywords=5.1+surround+to+optical

I can't really afford a new set of speakers so any advice would be welcome and if any more info is required please let me know!

Thank you!

Rich

 

captainfurious

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Hi,

Thanks for your help! So am I right to assume I put the three cables in from the surround sound in one side of the adaptors and then run a cable From the other? What other cable would I need?

Thanks again,

Rich
 
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