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Hi all,

One of my neighbours urgent about using the home theater system with playing divx via laptop. There is one output for audio at laptop but there are 3 inputs in stereo system. I do not care if the audio is stereo or not but I just want to get sound from all speakers...

What can I do??

thanks
[Edited by Hasmetcan on Sep 20, 2010 at 12:39 AM]
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You need a standard 1/8" mini-stereo to RCA cable to connect the PC to the audio on your A/V receiver.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021804&p_id=5599&seq=1&format=2

Just pick one of the inputs on your receiver and plug it from the PC into that input. Let's say that input is labelled 'CD'. Now, put your receiver on the 'CD' input and you will hear audio.

Plug the computer into the projector using whatever output the PC has. Sometimes it is HDMI, othertimes it is VGA. Depends on the laptop.

If the audio is stereo, you should not use 'all speakers'. That's not surround sound and is not natural at all. If you insist on pointlessly using speakers, then check the owner's manual of the surround sound system and find out if there is a '5 channel stereo' mode of some sort. It's ridiculous to do this as the audio is not encoded for that, but whatever floats your boat.
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Quote (AV_Integrated on Sep 20, 2010 7:17 AM):
You need a standard 1/8" mini-stereo to RCA cable to connect the PC to the audio on your A/V receiver.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021804&p_id=5599&seq=1&format=2

Just pick one of the inputs on your receiver and plug it from the PC into that input. Let's say that input is labelled 'CD'. Now, put your receiver on the 'CD' input and you will hear audio.

Plug the computer into the projector using whatever output the PC has. Sometimes it is HDMI, othertimes it is VGA. Depends on the laptop.

If the audio is stereo, you should not use 'all speakers'. That's not surround sound and is not natural at all. If you insist on pointlessly using speakers, then check the owner's manual of the surround sound system and find out if there is a '5 channel stereo' mode of some sort. It's ridiculous to do this as the audio is not encoded for that, but whatever floats your boat.

My receiver do not have right and left options, it just have;

"5.1 line or 3 line, auxiliary line in, digital S/P DIF optical and coaxial" inputs

http://www.bestgaminghardware.com/best-gaming-hardware/logitech-z5500-review/attachment/z5500-cc-bak
[Edited by Hasmetcan on Sep 24, 2010 at 4:07 AM]
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Just use a 1/8" stereo to 1/8" stereo connector and plug it into input 1 on the back of the Z5500 speakers. Those are NOT a receiver, those are glorified PC speakers.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021802&p_id=645&seq=1&format=2

Stereo is not meant to be heard from all speakers, but if you want audio from all speakers, then it will be a setting inside the Z5500, not from the computer or anything else. Read the Z5500 manual to see if it has a 'party' mode or 'all speakers' mode on it. Some do, some do not.
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