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Connect 5.1 surround to a tv??

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi so my brother has got a 2nd hand 5.1 surround but it has rca connections on the back how do you connect it to a tv to get 5.1 surround.

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12 minutes ago, andybeech said:

Hi so my brother has got a 2nd hand 5.1 surround but it has rca connections on the back how do you connect it to a tv to get 5.1 surround.

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This device doesn’t look like it does 5.1 splitting.  At least not with the connectors shown.  It wants pre-split 5.1 input.  
 

As far as 5.1 input it looks Pretty straight forward.  RCA is either 2 pin or one pin.  In this case it looks like one pin.  5.1 is actually 6 channel, but one isn’t amplified so it’s 0.1 instead of 1. You’ve got the 6 channels sitting there labeled.

 

im assuming this is the back of the second hand 5.1 device.  


The outputs on the TV are what matter.  If the TV does 5.1 splitting you’re golden.  If it DOESNT, and only has 2 channel out, more inputs will need to be found on this device, or a different device will need to be found.

 

What needs to be seen is what the outputs on the TV are. They can vary wildly.  Only half the required information is here.


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6 hours ago, Bombastinator said:

The outputs on the TV are what matter.  If the TV does 5.1 splitting you’re golden.  If it DOESNT, and only has 2 channel out, more inputs will need to be found on this device, or a different device will need to be found.

I don't think such a device actually exists. At least I haven't found one. HDMI audio requires a video signal, and there's nothing that splits out the audio channels into 5.1 analog that I've seen. Haven't seen anything for optical that does more than stereo either.

 

This would probably be pretty good for a PC with 5.1 analog jacks though.


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27 minutes ago, JZStudios said:

I don't think such a device actually exists. At least I haven't found one. HDMI audio requires a video signal, and there's nothing that splits out the audio channels into 5.1 analog that I've seen. Haven't seen anything for optical that does more than stereo either.

 

This would probably be pretty good for a PC with 5.1 analog jacks though.

Isn’t that called audio dembedding?


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18 hours ago, andybeech said:

Hi so my brother has got a 2nd hand 5.1 surround but it has rca connections on the back how do you connect it to a tv to get 5.1 surround.

Thanks 

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optical from tv to THIS , then rcas to speakers

no optical then if having to pull from hdmi then THIS ...a little pricey

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hmm ok not an easy one then to do.


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