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Hey guys,
I was thinking of getting my mother a Logitech z506 surround system http://www.logitech.com/en-us/speake...e&strf=Partner for mother's day, and i wanted to know if her laptop's digital audio out could process the 5.1 sound.

If not, are there other speaker setups that it could run under $100?

The laptop is an acer aspire 7540.
post #2 of 6
says here that it has a 1.0 x Audio - SPDIF output/headphones/line-out - 19 pin HDMI Type A

so yeah .. i guess it can via an spdif cable
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Just to add. If you have klite codec pack installed. Go to its help section it will help you a lot in solving most your questions
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I don't think you'll be able to run it in 5.1, the z506 is analogue not digital, your mums lappy seems to be 5.1 digital (SPDIF) only (and stereo analogue). You'll need some speakers with a digital input to use the DolbyDigital(live), ect., on the laptop.
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Originally Posted by Darren9 View Post
I don't think you'll be able to run it in 5.1, the z506 is analogue not digital, your mums lappy seems to be 5.1 digital (SPDIF) only (and stereo analogue). You'll need some speakers with a digital input to use the DolbyDigital(live), ect., on the laptop.
This or get an external sound card with 5.1 support. A little more costly.
    
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Just use your receiver
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