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Hi! Could you Please help me. I have my Dell e6500 laptop hookup to my 55" Sony TV. I'm using a HDMI cable. This works good for online Movies. I would like to take the suond thought my fisher AC-880 Amplifier. This would make the sound Grate. I don't have the manual for the Amp. I have forgotten how to hook thing like this up. The Amp. has 4 settings : Phonograph, Tuner, AUX, and Tape monitor. Could you please tell me the best way to hook up to play the Movie sound tracks. Thanks, sincerely John.

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Hi John

Most laptops do not have a digital optical output for audio, so I am going to assume this one does not either. That's mostly high-end dedicated audio equipment. Given that, you're pretty limited and I'd say your only option would be to run a standard 1/8" headphone cable from the laptop to the AUX audio input on the amp.

Hope that helps!

Tedd

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I can answer questions on most types of legal video streaming options, such as Netflix, Roku, Internet-enabled TVs, Hulu, etc. Out of respect for copyright holders, I will not answer questions regarding BitTorrent or other peer-to-peer sharing, where content creators are deprived of their due royalties. I can only answer questions from the viewpoint of a consumer of video services. I have been getting a lot of questions from the standpoint of someone wishing to create content. THIS IS OUTSIDE MY EXPERTISE. My expertise is also limited to knowledge of streaming services and the content available on them, how to subscribe to them, etc. I CANNOT assist with hardware configuration questions.

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I have been a cord cutter for over 5 years. My current setup includes a Roku HD box, a PC attached to my computer and surround sound system, and subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu Plus. I dropped Cox Communications as my cable TV provider and am saving over $100 a month.

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Masters of Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
Bachelors of Psychology, John Brown University

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