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Is there a way i can check that?
Most likely the subwoofer contains the amp and the speakers all get wired into it. Does the subwoofer have all the speaker terminals? If so, all you need to do is check the subwoofer for an input port(s) of some kind.
 
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Most likely the subwoofer contains the amp and the speakers all get wired into it. Does the subwoofer have all the speaker terminals? If so, all you need to do is check the subwoofer for an input port(s) of some kind.

No, the speaekrs and woofer get connected to the dvd player via speaker wire: p
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No, the speaekrs and woofer get connected to the dvd player via speaker wire: p
Ok, so that means everything is passive and you need a way to power them. You could simply find a low powered receiver or amp. The only issue you may have though is with the sub as most subs are not setup for wiring with speaker wire.
 
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Does the subwoofer use speaker wire aswell? Or RCA cables
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They´re passive and fed from the amp inside the DVD player.
You can hook it up to the PC but you will need a receiver.
That being said , a half descent 5.1 receiver will cost more than that whole LG set up unless you can find a cheap used one.
If you really want 5.1 from your PC it is probably easier and cheaper to pick up a creative or logitec 5.1 system for about 50 - 60 euro.. It should sound better than the LG speakers as well.
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Or, you could get a pair of good bookshelf speakers and just use a 2.0 system.
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They´re passive and fed from the amp inside the DVD player.
You can hook it up to the PC but you will need a receiver.
That being said , a half descent 5.1 receiver will cost more than that whole LG set up unless you can find a cheap used one.
If you really want 5.1 from your PC it is probably easier and cheaper to pick up a creative or logitec 5.1 system for about 50 - 60 euro.. It should sound better than the LG speakers as well.

Oh ok, thanks all
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