I know nothing about this, and no idea what to look for.
Looking for a basic surround sound type system. Sub and speakers setup type thing.
We have a new Samsung LED TV - films are watched through the xbox/virgin box or through the telly itself.
Telly has optical out, as has the xbox, cant remember if the Virgin Box does (virgin box is scart as not HD).
dont want a cinema kit as dont need/have-space-for a DVD player.
Just want the speakers and sub. No idea what i should look for.
Setup-wise - I guess I need something that goes...
TV & XBOX optical outputs to optical splitter/combiner thing - which is then plugged into the speaker system.
Or doesnt it work like that? Can I just go optical from the tv into a speaker system and will this do proper surround sound via the component input of the xbox (its a pre HDMI xbox) Certainly be less faff and cabling! Would the scart Virgin-box then NOT be surround?
ARGH AV is not my strong point!