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How do you connect Home Thearer to PC? I need some new speakers for PC. HELP

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So, I had a few questions actually... I am in the market to get a new 5.1 speaker setup for my PC, I was thinking to get the Logitech Z5500 or Z680 but got put off by some negs I read online. So now I was thinking to maybe build a mini Home Theater since it might be cheaper and give better performance?

But I am not sure, What I am most confused about it that most of the Home Theaters I see only have one Green/AUX Output Jack. While the Logitech and other highend PC Speaker systems have Green, Black and Orange(for Front, Rear and Center) output. So how would that be true 5.1 surround sound if I was only connecting one green wire to the PC and speakers?

I am thinking maybe...

Sony TA-AV561 receiver with it's original center and rear speakers and maybe pair it with the Sony MHC-RG495??confused.gif


How do they ^^ compare against a Logitech Z5550 system?
I dont know much about home or computer audio so I dont know, what do you think? redface.gif
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That's because you are looking at budget home theater receivers that don't have multichannel analog inputs. They receive their multichannel input from digital sources only, either HDMI to optical toslink.
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That S/PDIF output on computers is the digital audio output. That's what you want to connect to your receiver. It stands for Sony/Phillips Digital Interconnect Format. Some video cards with HDMI outputs have a connection that connects to that so you can run the audio with your HDMI cable also or you can get an adapter, saves you having to run an extra cable.
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thanks so do you guys suggest i get that sony combo idea or something like that instead of the logitech z680 or z5500? smile.gif also i am not sure how this whole HDMI / spdif works, i do have nvidia 400 series graphics cards but cant seem to find my evga x58 motherboards realtek / digital out connector in the i/o shield?
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I would grab a modern receiver like a Yamaha RX-V367 and hook it up to whatever speakers you have access too.

If you are on a tight budget, the Dayton B652s are popular:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-652
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I think it depends on your budget... but I would not reccomend that receiver. Looking at the specs and some pics I can tell you thats NOT a surround sound receiver. It may claim to be surround but at most it may be Dolby Pro Logic or simulated surround. Look for something with true digital inputs, either digital optical(tos-link) or digital coaxial(single orange "rca" jack). Also make sure it's at least Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1 capable. You also want to make sure your PC has one of those outputs as well. My on-board sound has a optical output but I could never get it to send a digital signal, would only output 2 channel stereo. I had to buy a sound card with a digital coaxial connection to get it to output true DD7.1 surround.
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