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I want to connect my speakers to my TV, i own these:

http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.169418000

Is it possible to connect them so the sound from the tv will come out through the speakers, rather than the speakers build into the TV? Also, is it possible to use this speakers without connecting the annoying control pod?
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The website states that it has RCA audio input. You could run a cable from the audio out ports on your TV to the mako and it would work. Not sure about the control pod though.
 
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The problem is that the control pod looks like the work of a 15 year old, with all the blue LED buttons on it. It's getting quite annoying and i have nowhere to place it. However, disconnecting the control pod turns the system off. This is weird. Can't the speakers power itself without the control pod?
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I use a logitech system on my tv. Turend it on and put the control pod thing behind the tv never to be seen again smile.gif
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Originally Posted by hick;12790394 
I use a logitech system on my tv. Turend it on and put the control pod thing behind the tv never to be seen again smile.gif

I guess this is the best thing do to. I still don't get why it absolutely has to be connected - it serves no purpose except of course increasing/decreasing the volume; however this can be a bit of a difficulty is the the control pod is laying somewhere behind the TV, i would much rather prefer to adjust the volume using the TV remote.
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Also, there is no optical input on the speakers, so right now i have them connected to my TV using a minijack cable, and to my Wii using a stereocable, however i cannot connect my PS3 because there is no optical input and all other connection options are already taken. How do i solve this?
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Originally Posted by Ultimatium;12790555 
Also, there is no optical input on the speakers, so right now i have them connected to my TV using a minijack cable, and to my Wii using a stereocable, however i cannot connect my PS3 because there is no optical input and all other connection options are already taken. How do i solve this?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021802&p_id=667&seq=1&format=2 I am to lazy to look up your speakers but I assume this would fit in it somewhere. Just have be sure you don't have 2 sources on at once.
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Originally Posted by hick;12793281 
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021802&p_id=667&seq=1&format=2 I am to lazy to look up your speakers but I assume this would fit in it somewhere. Just have be sure you don't have 2 sources on at once.

Thanks, i have now connected the Razer Mako's to PS3,TV & Wii. Great.

Now i just need to somehow get rid of that annoying blue LED pod.

The only problem now is that i cannot adjust the volume with the TV remote. I have to walk over to the blue LED pod everytime i want to increase/decrease the volume. Does anyone know how to this is fixed?
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Never use it before,but it looks good.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultimatium;12813686 
Thanks, i have now connected the Razer Mako's to PS3,TV & Wii. Great.

Now i just need to somehow get rid of that annoying blue LED pod.

The only problem now is that i cannot adjust the volume with the TV remote. I have to walk over to the blue LED pod everytime i want to increase/decrease the volume. Does anyone know how to this is fixed?

I did not think that through :/
Option - Does your TV have an Audio out?? You may be able to hook all devices up to your tv then have the 1 audio out go into your speaker system. Try it out hope it works. Although if you ps3 is HDMI I doubt the audio will go out via RCA. Maybe it would go out via s/pdif though since I think your speakers have the input...
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