Unless you can switch your system to utilizing either a cable or satellite box, which would be able to send audio output to a less expensive entry level HTIB surround sound system, you are SOL unfortunately.
In the process of moving our tv, a small piece broke off our digital audio out optical hookup. Now the cable will not hook into the TV. Do we have any other options for hooking up our surround sound? We looked into it and we would have to purchase a new motherboard, which will almost cost the same amount as a new tv. It's a Samsung LCD TV. Any help is greatly appreciated!!