please suggest a les expensive option for me? i have my computer hp dv6 3092tx connected to tv via hdmi out for video. at the moment I'm using the headphone jack out of the laptop. (disabled hdmi out audio from audio playback device)
There are some optical to headphone amps on eBay, e.g. this or this . You should check that the TV can be configured to output PCM stereo on the digital output as neither of these amps will be able to decode Dolby Digital, which may show up on some broadcast HD programs.