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    ps4 slim connecting surround sound?

    hi I just replaced my old ps4 with the slim version and was wondering if there was a way to get the surround sound onto the slim as there is no optical output on the console? also my TV doesn't have an optical slot. many thanks

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    what are you connecting it to?
    most surround systems use HDMI now for sound

    Uridium

    what are you connecting it to? most surround systems use HDMI now for … what are you connecting it to? most surround systems use HDMI now for sound



    ​Optical from your surround sound to your TV, if your TV has optical. Then anything you watch on your TV, should go through your surround sound when you set your surround sound to TV option.

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    StoneyWales

    ​Optical from your surround sound to your TV, if your TV has optical. T … ​Optical from your surround sound to your TV, if your TV has optical. Then anything you watch on your TV, should go through your surround sound when you set your surround sound to TV option.



    ​my TV unfortunately doesn't have an option of connecting an optical cable...

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    Uridium

    what are you connecting it to? most surround systems use HDMI now for … what are you connecting it to? most surround systems use HDMI now for sound



    ​i have a DVD surround sound i think it doesn't have the HDMI option

    Not ideal when this happens but you can get around it. Getting the audio out of the HDMI signal is tricky as it's all integrated in one cable, so you need to grab a splitter akin to this one (not really shopped around mind). So it would go PS4 via HDMI to splitter, another HDMI from splitter to TV and an optical from the splitter to the DVD player/surround sound unit. Honestly surprised they got rid of the optical on the slim model. Anyway, hope this helps!

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    Tetch

    Not ideal when this happens but you can get around it. Getting the audio … Not ideal when this happens but you can get around it. Getting the audio out of the HDMI signal is tricky as it's all integrated in one cable, so you need to grab a splitter akin to this one (not really shopped around mind). So it would go PS4 via HDMI to splitter, another HDMI from splitter to TV and an optical from the splitter to the DVD player/surround sound unit. Honestly surprised they got rid of the optical on the slim model. Anyway, hope this helps!


    thanks for the response, i will get one one these and let you know my result. cheers:)

    Bartaz96

    thanks for the response, i will get one one these and let you know my … thanks for the response, i will get one one these and let you know my result. cheers:)


    No worries; sounds good! Hopefully whichever one you choose serves you well.

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    my surround sound is working on my slim! thank you

    Bartaz96

    my surround sound is working on my slim! thank you


    You're welcome; glad to hear it!

    Edit: Quote didn't work properly.
    Edited by: "Tetch" 9th Apr
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