Originally Posted by Hogrider
Are you trying to take the optical out of say the tv then send it to 5.1 speakers? If so then you need a receiver or something that accepts the optical output then sends the sound to the speakers. You have to have something to convert the digital signal to analog to send it to the speakers.
Yep that's exactly what I'm trying to do. Welp, looks like I'll be spending $200+ bucks on a receiver.