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5.1 Surround sound system

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Voy06, 16 Jan 2006.

  1. Voy06

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 740

    Location: Liverpool

    Morning folks. I will be using a LCD TV as my PC monitor as well. I currently have my 5.1 surround sound system hooked up too the PC.

    I know that I could connect the TV up too the surround sound system as well but I would need the PC on.

    Is there anyway I could have it all connected up so that I could listen to the TV in surround sound without the need to have the PC on (but bearing in mind that I will still be using the surround sound speaker system for the PC as well).

    Did any of the above make sense.

    TIA people.
     
  2. darreny

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 May 2004

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    need more info on what 5.1 surround speakers you have, does it have a seperate decoder and what inputs etc..
     
  3. Voy06

    Hitman

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    There the Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 Speakers. As far as I know there the ones before the current Creative Megaworks speaker systems. It has it's seperate Amp/bass box and you have three wires from the Amp into the sound card and the speaker cables go into the back of the Amp.

    Hope this helps
     
  4. tom_nieto

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    Location: Birmingham

    You could try finding some splitter cables. It's a bit more difficult though as the speakers only have one input.
     
  5. Voy06

    Hitman

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    Would one of those Creative decoders work?