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5.1 Audio from TV to PC Speakers.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi there,

I have the Logitech 5.1 speakers(X-540) for my PC which has the 3x 3.5mm jacks coming out (fr/fl, bl/br, center) which currently go straight into my pc for 5.1 pc output.

However, I want to output my TV (LG 43UH603V-ZE) through optical to my speakers as well.

I've found this on ebay -  Sound decoder   Would this then output TV audio to my 5.1 speakers using an optical cable from my TV as well as from my PC?


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So im not a super duper audiofile, but i know a bit bout hardware so here we go. 

Just a few questions.

1) What type of audio are you outputting from your tv [2.5mm, live and return (white and yellow) or HDMI ect]

 

2) So your taking a connection from your PC (assumably 2.5mm or 3.5mm)

 

3) Do you have a audio splitter.


Hi.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

1) I'd output using an optical cable from my TV probably as I'm pretty sure that supports 5.1?. I want to output my input devices via HDMI to 5.1 (Nintendo switch, xbone, ps4 etc.)

 

2) At the moment I just have a 3.5mm from my tv into my PC to then pass through to my PC speakers. But this is only outputting stereo audio. I'm thinking that a decoder or whatever such as what I linked in my original post would solve this issue

 

3) Nope, my  speakers just has the 3x 3.5mm jacks coming out, i'd need to convert that to optical or something 


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Are you sure your tv can output 5.1 through optical or is it stereo only? Is it a smart tv?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, JohnT said:

Are you sure your tv can output 5.1 through optical or is it stereo only? Is it a smart tv?

See my post, "TV (LG 43UH603V-ZE)" so yeah, it's a smart TV


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5 minutes ago, Reddax said:

See my post, "TV (LG 43UH603V-ZE)" so yeah, it's a smart TV

Fair enough. I totally missed that.

 

I don't have any experience with the decoder box you've linked, but it seems like it *should* work. You can also find a used receiver with pre-outs, and then connect those to your speaker system. This method I know works. Of course if you find a receiver, you will be able to hook speakers up to it directly.

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It's possible and I did it. I have the same setup that you describe, except for the LG tv (I own a Samsung tv).

 

I run windows 7 Ultimate. So bear in mind when you follow this steps.

 

- Setup your tv to playback sound over external speakers (Check the user manual)

- Connect one extreme of your optical cable to the optical output from your tv

- Connect the other extreme to the S/pdif optical in of the sound card

- Connect the green, orange and black 3.5 mm cables to the front panel of the sound card

- To make windows playback from the optical cable over your logitech x -540, setup the recording devices to listen from that port, (the menues are in spanish, but the tab location are the same in every windows 7). The default playback device must be the usb multi channel device.

 

Ask if you have any doubt.

 

Note. The usb version is better, and works. No need for a power cord.

 

My card is not manufacture anymore, but these are its equivalent on Amazon, same chip, another brands.

 

Startech

Sweex

Sewell

 

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