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Hoping someone out there can help me out.... I have recently purchased a new TV and I'm having some audio hook-up problems....

I would like the sound from my new TV to broadcast through my existing home theatre system. My TV (LG model 42LE5300) only has an "optical digital audio out" output port. My home theatre system (Phillips model HTS3544 or HTS3555) has a red/white RCA audio input (which is what I used to hook it up to my previous TV). The home theatre system also has a orange "coaxial digital in" port, although it does not specify if this is for sound or video (sound, I'm guessing?) and I have never used it before myself. If it helps, I can verify that my home theatre system has Dolby digital/DTS.

To note, the video from the DVD player in the home theatre system already displays successfully to the TV through the yellow RCA video cable I have connected from it to yellow RCA cable TV input.

Please let me know if there's something (a converter & other necessary cords, perhaps?) out there that would help solve my audio problem. I can send you the links to the manuals for one or both products I'm describing, if that would also help clarify. To note, I cannot return either product so I'm looking for some type of fix. Thanks in advance!
 

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You may be able to run an optical cable from your TV through a converter, and then run a coaxial cable to your home theatre system into the orange coaxial digital in. Someone else may be able to confirm this, but check out product #2948 or #2947 on www. monoprice .com

Looking more closely at the user manual, you may not be able to use the coaxial digital input for TV audio, only the red & white "audio in" TV input. If this is the case, product #6884 should do the trick.

Additionally, I would highly recommend you purchase an HDMI cable from monoprice to connect the home theatre system to your TV. The picture quality will be a significant upgrade from the current yellow video cable you have now.
 
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