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Should I connect my speakers to TV?

Willem

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The device Willem attached is great for routing two optical devices to one optical in, if a bit expensive.
True, but in my not completely a typical case I have a lot more sources: Chromecast Audio, TV, Bluray player, Pro-ject Optical Phono preamp.
 

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True, but in my not completely a typical case I have a lot more sources: Chromecast Audio, TV, Bluray player, Pro-ject Optical Phono preamp.
I even use it for two inputs. It is quite a bit more expensive than a simple optical to coaxial converter though.

It is definitely a great and useful device; I don't understand why DACs don't have an auto-input switch like this (which you could program the order of) built in. Without it, their "wake-up on signal" function is quite pointless.
 
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Ok

My PC is connected to my audio interface, of course, via USB.

My speakers are connected to my audio interface via XLR to TRS balanced cables.

My computer monitor is connected to my PC via a display port, but it can be connected HDMI as well.

My computer monitor has 2 HDMI ports and one display port.

Right now I have my PS5 connected to computer monitor, then computer monitor headphone jack, connected to audio interface with 3.5 TRS to dual TS cable, which is not good, but it works. I have those LINE INs with hardware input monitoring, so the computer doesn't need to be ON

I want to connect PS5 to audio interface with something like Pom100 which uses PS5 usb to optical, but if I do that, I would have no optical port for my TV to connect to.

I care more about ps5 sound than the TV as I don't watch much, but would be nice to listen TV through my Genelec

So for this I would need
 

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If the TV is of lesser importance, then get one of the Toslink converters with analog out and feed the analog from TV Toslink conversion to your interface. It might not be SOTA fidelity, but it will be pretty good and listening over your Genelecs even through this conversion will be a big improvement.
 
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If the TV is of lesser importance, then get one of the Toslink converters with analog out and feed the analog from TV Toslink conversion to your interface. It might not be SOTA fidelity, but it will be pretty good and listening over your Genelecs even through this conversion will be a big improvement.

what about this?

If I were to get this, it would be without the DAC option as I already have audio interface
 

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what about this?

If I were to get this, it would be without the DAC option as I already have audio interface
Don't know anything about that particular product. But yes a fine solution to your needs.

I had an ADC way back when sort of going the other way. Had an all digital preamp. This ADC had 9 analog inputs with automatic detection and priority. Was a great device. So this one can make it all convenient and give you plenty of inputs that switch the way you want them to do so. You could put the TV on the top priority input. Then when you turn it on the TV is selected, and when it is off it goes to your default (PS5 I suppose).
 
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