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5.1 computer surround sound speakers use for TV?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by digitalmonster, Nov 9, 2007.

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  1. digitalmonster

    digitalmonster Thread Starter

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    2 questions:

    1) Can I use 5.1 computer surround sound speakers for TVs? I know that a TV doesnt have that green, black, & brown jacks , but I was wondering if there was an adapter that changes it from green/black/brown to red/white on a TV?

    2) Also, is it possible to change a headphone jack on a Laptop into a green/black/brown connection? (instead of having a soundcard on the Laptop)


    A friend of mine said all this was possible, but I want to make sure he knows what he's saying!


    thanks!!!
     
  2. geehawk

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    The problem with the TV is that it has no way of accepting that many channels unless the connections are already there. Each one of those connections represents another part of the surround sound, and if there are only two outputs (left and right or red and white) then the best you can do is stereo. Unfortunately a headphone jack on a laptop is in the same boat as as dual rca outs on a tv...it's a stereo (2 channel) output. Buying a soundcard for the laptop is the only way I can think of that will solve this issue.
     
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