As you can see I am new here and this seemed the place to ask this question. I am slowly building a collection of media devices and wish to now go beyond the speakers that came equipped on my television. I have a Samsung UN46ES8000, a WiiU (fan-boy, don't game much) and a laptop, between the two this is how I consume most of my media (blurays, Netflix, Amazon instant). I am using audio over HDMI on both the laptop and WiiU to get sound to my television but would like to get something that both sounds "better", can take advantage of any/all surround sound signals and is preferably in a headphone format (Small apartment, paper thin walls).
I have done some research on some Dolby Headphone type setups (i.e. Astro A40) and found that they require an optical out from the source (typically straight from a game console or pc). I have also heard from other forum topics that the pass through on my TV may not support 5.1 out over optical after coming in through HDMI (down converted to 2.0). I don't have optical out on either device so direct connection is out.
I'm so confused with all of this audio in one side converted out the other stuff. I'd like to know what I can chain together to take advantage of my current hardware. Any suggestions?
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