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Old 9th March 2012, 02:19 AM   #1
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Angry Slightly odd problem

So here's the issue. I'm currently using a pc-based 5.1 Logitech speaker setup with my TV, Xbox and media pc. The TV only has stereo rca outputsand a single 3.5mm input for the pc. The 5.1 speakers have 3 3.5mm plugs. My main issue is that I can't figure out how to get 5.1 sound from all three sources into the Logitechs. So how the heck am I going to be able to get 5.1 sound from all 3 sources?

Sorry if this needs to be in a different forum, but I figured this was the best fitting forum to post this in. Thanks in advance!
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Old 9th March 2012, 02:56 AM   #2
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You can't. I don't know about the xbox, but the TV only has stereo. You can buy a VIRTUAL stereo-to-5.1 processor which will give you fake surround sound. The PC should have an option (in Control Panel?) to switch the 3 jacks for the motherboard sound (line, head & mic) over to 5.1 out, most modern ones have.
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Old 9th March 2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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Yeah, that's sorta what I figured. Argh. The way it's setup now, the pc has one cable going to the input for the tv, the xbox sends it's sound over hdmi. Was really hoping someone had a magic answer. Hehe. Ah well, guess it's a good excuse to get a receiver...

Assuming I can convince the gf.
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Old 9th March 2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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She's a GF not a Wife yet. You have a fighting chance.
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Old 11th March 2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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Hehe, 6yrs going on 7. Darn close to a wife. But, the pc speakers are a temporary solution anyways. So, once we do get an apartment, I'll be building a nice set of OS mtm's. :-D
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