Home theater reciever

rated by 0 users
This post has 3 Replies | 2 Followers

Not Ranked
Posts 26
Points 580
Joined: Feb 2009
fl3x Posted: Sun, Mar 22 2009 11:04 PM

Well i got a cheap coby hometheather system and I was wondering withn i plug in my pc into the aux i notice only 2 speakers play (the front right and left and also the sub)  my qustion is if i can some how seperate the sound to play in all the speakers.  Currently using a laptop xps 1210 with the basic sound card.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,851
Points 40,550
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: United States, New York

I think you need the optical out connection in order to utilize surround sound on a receiver.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,386
Points 22,475
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Freeman replied on Thu, Mar 26 2009 1:28 AM

Mentaldisorder is right.  You have to buy a cable such as this one:

Belkin Optical Audio Cable - NewEgg

To get 5.1 sound from your PC.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 200 Contributor
Posts 420
Points 4,735
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Sarnia, Ontario Canada

 I dunno if you have found a solution but the above cable will likely need a DAC like this one to be able to pass thru 5.1 digital to your receiver.


AMD 955BE - GIGABYTE 970A US3 - 16GB Patriot DDR3 - ATI 5870 eyefinity - SB XFi>JVC A-X9>JBL Control Monitor 4312A/pioneer HPM100

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (4 items) | RSS