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Hey guys, I want to hook my Logitech z5500s to my LCD TV using the optical connection. However, I don't have the room to fit the two rear speakers. If I don't connect these two speakers will I be missing out on sound? How would I go about setting this up?
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Hey guys, I want to hook my Logitech z5500s to my LCD TV using the optical connection. However, I don't have the room to fit the two rear speakers. If I don't connect these two speakers will I be missing out on sound? How would I go about setting this up?
Short answer is yes, you will be missing sound if the format is recording in 5.1. Some sounds from the rear speakers are "localized" (sounds coming distinctly from the rear speakers), but it is mainly used to "surround" the listener in sound by simulating, for example, the sound of a large audience in the background and/or reflected music from the rear walls of a concert hall.

I am not sure what you mean by second question. Are you asking how you can go about setup without using the rear speakers?
Edited by youra6 - 12/29/10 at 9:16pm
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Thanks, right now I don't have cable hooked up so it would be mainly for use with my Xbox 360. For my question I was just asking if there is a way to force those localized back speaker sounds to my front speakers.
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Thanks, right now I don't have cable hooked up so it would be mainly for use with my Xbox 360. For my question I was just asking if there is a way to force those localized back speaker sounds to my front speakers.
I dont know the answer to this question since I do not know the layout of the Z5500. Is the optical connector on the remote, or on the sub?

I was thinking actually, that you can just hook up your mains (center and two front speakers) and set the source channel to stereo on your Xbox 360. That way you can get a 3.1 setup through 2 channels. The sounds will be divided between your three front speakers.
Edited by youra6 - 12/29/10 at 10:07pm
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If you can't run the 2 rear speakers behind you, can you at least position them off to the sides, as close to direct right and left as possible? Or even at a good angle?
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Something like this?
Edit: I'm not sure why I made a couch and then decided to make a hide-a-bed couch...it's late for me.
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The space is still too small to put the rear speakers to the side, thanks for the suggestion though.
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Have you considered hanging or attaching them to the ceiling? Or maybe just right next to the fr and fl? even behind them?
Just a suggestion.
I do understand that you are wanting to not lose out on sounds in 5.1 but don't have space, but I honestly don't know of any software that downmixes 5.1 into 3.1
Edited by Nixuz - 1/1/11 at 12:55am
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